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Cottage Grove police say a Woodbury woman admitted she was texting while driving when she crashed into a ditch on Innovation Road at 100th Street. (Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Police Department)

Cottage Grove police: Intoxicated woman crashes car while texting

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A woman who had been drinking admitted to police she crashed her car in a Cottage Grove ditch while texting on her cellphone.

A police officer on patrol shortly before 1 a.m. Aug. 25 found a vehicle in a ditch on Innovation Road at 100th Street, near the 3M-Cottage Grove entrance. As the officer arrived on scene, 3M security was calling 911 to report the crash and that the driver was trying to drive out of the ditch.

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The driver, a 24-year-old from Woodbury, was in the car when police arrived. She said she was on her way home after having left the nearby Metro Transit park-and-ride lot. She admitted to texting while driving. She also showed signs of alcohol impairment.

The woman was cited for fourth-degree drunken driving and texting while driving.

-Scott Wente

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