NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Drivers in New Jersey are torn after a woman has been charged in the first vehicular homicide case in Essex County involving texting while driving.
As CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reported, the landmark case could leave those who text behind the wheel and cause serious accidents to face stiff legal penalties.
“I see it all the time,” driver Cynthia Haynes told Brown. “All day, every day, people texting and driving.”
Jennifer Sahoye, 35, was originally charged with causing death while driving with a suspended license in the Oct. 10 crash on Routes 1 & 9 in Newark.