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Indiana Man Texting While Driving Crashes Through Building

A man who was texting while driving has driven his vehicle through a Richmond business days after an Indiana law banning the practice went into effect.

A man who was texting while driving has driven his vehicle through a Richmond business days after an Indiana law banning the practice went into effect.

The Palladium-Item reports 21-year-old Lucas Harrison of Connersville told police he was texting and driving at the time of the crash Tuesday afternoon.

Harrison's vehicle went over a curb and narrowly missed a sign post before driving through Grandview Medical Equipment and coming out the other side of the building.

No one was injured.

Richmond police said Harrison would be issued a traffic ticket for illegal use of a telecommunications device.

An Indiana ban on texting while driving went into effect Friday.

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