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Distracted teen crashes into Pocatello home

Published On: Oct 09 2012 11:35:36 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2012 05:18:08 PM CDT

A teenager crashed into a Pocatello home after he dropped his phone Monday.


A teenager crashed into a home Monday morning in Pocatello.

Police said a 16-year-old driver was driving east on South Fairway Drive when he dropped his phone.

They said the teenager leaned down to pick-up the phone, and with his eyes off the road, he careened into a garage.

No one inside the home was hurt, but police said the teenager was taken by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. He was released with minor injuries and cited for inattentive driving.