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East Ridge High School student Blair Ginnever speaks Wednesday during a news conference announcing a crackdown on distracted driving. Ginnever spoke on behalf of the school's Students Against Drunken Driving program. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

East Ridge students deliver state's distracted driving warning

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Billy Stout said he's guilty - he used to text and drive.

The East Ridge High School senior said as recently as six months ago, he sent off messages using his cell phone, even going so far to memorize the where the buttons were on his keypad in hopes of keeping his eyes on the road.

The habit didn't go unnoticed by friends.

"I said, 'Billy, just give me your phone and tell me what to say,'" said East Ridge classmate Jessica Samii.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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