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Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Jail For Cell-Phone Accidents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A state lawmaker wants to impose a mandatory 20-day jail sentence for anyone found to have caused an automobile accident while using a cell phone. State Representative Paul Wesselhoft says he hopes his proposed legislation will encourage people to stop using cell phones while driving. The measure also would impose a mandatory $1,000 fine.

The Moore Republican says cell phone use was a contributing factor in 802 automobile accidents in Oklahoma last year.

Earlier this year, Wesselhoft proposed a bill that would impose felony penalties with a mandatory year in prison for anyone whose dog seriously injures someone in an attack.
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