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Drinking, Texting, and Driving Arrest
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
August 8, 2022

Stafford man arrested after texting and driving in North Stafford leads to serious crash.

On Saturday, August 6th, 2022 at approximately 10:37 p.m. deputies responded to an auto accident on Winding Creek Road near Winding Creek Elementary School. The driver, Jarred Bennett, 23, of Stafford took his eyes off the road in order to respond to a text. In that moment, Bennett hit a ditch, and a tree.

While talking with deputies, Bennett had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Bennett was also not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Bennett was charged with driving under the influence, using a phone while operating a vehicle, failure to maintain lanes, and failure to wear a seatbelt. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $3,000 secured bond.

Please do not drink and drive, or text and drive, but especially do not do both.


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