Teen Admits to Texting During Hit and Run: Report

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A Guilford teen charged in the hit-and-run of a Guilford mom, two children and their dog admits he was texting while driving, according to the arrest warrant obtained by the New Haven Register.

Justin Wallace, 19, told police that "he never saw any persons and that he is often texting while driving and looks down," the Register reports. He also told police he thought he'd hit a bush and kept driving.

When police asked Wallace if he was texting when he struck Lori Rogers, he said "yes," according to the arrest warrant.

Police asked for the public’s help to solve the case and tips came in, including a voicemail that gave the car's license plate and said the car was missing a mirror.

Wallace was charged with reckless driving, evading responsibility and operating a motor vehicle while sending/receiving a text. He was in court on Monday and is free on $500 bail. Wallace is due back in court on Sept. 8.

The full arrest warrant affidavit can be read on the Register Citizen's Web site.

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