NJ law would allow seizure of phones after wrecks

Would allow officers with a 'reasonable suspicion' that talking or texting was involved to seize phones and review call logs


By Chris Mondics
The Philadelphia Inquirer

TRENTON, N.J. — Are drivers who text or talk on their cellphones a public menace?

State Sen. Jim Holzapfel (R., Ocean), who has seen his share of motorists crawling along in the passing lane as they furtively tap out a text, traffic whizzing by, thinks they are. So he's introduced legislation giving police the right to confiscate cellphones at auto accident scenes. If the measure is approved, it would be the first of its kind in the country.

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