Minnesota: Senator introduces bill to make penalty for texting caused accidents equal to DUI

Senator David Osmek [R-Mound] will be introducing a bill during the 2019 Minnesota legislative session to make the penalty for operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic device and causing an accident equal to current penalties for DUIs. The legislation includes an exemption for using devices with a hands-free setting and pertains only to accidents that result in bodily harm or death.