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Police release video showing danger of texting and driving

Posted at 8:49 AM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 08:49:01-04

You've heard it said, "Don't text and drive."

Police in Berlin, Massachusetts are driving home that message on Facebook.

It released video of a traffic incident that took place on July 23. It shows dash camera video of a vehicle losing control, hitting what appears to be either a pole or tree, and overturning.

Police cited the operator for texting while driving.

Police said the operator of the vehicle received only minor injuries.

The department said, in part: "Please use this as a self reminder, or to show your family & friends. The text, email, Facebook, Snapchat Message can wait- it is not worth your life or the life of another person.