Texas teen killed by driver blowing into car breathalyzer

A Texas cheerleader has died from injuries sustained in a crash caused by a distracted driver.


NSFW    ARLINGTON, TEXAS — An 18-year-old cheerleader has died after a distracted driver crashed into her car in Arlington, Texas.

NBC DFW reports that Alexis Butler was backing out of a friend's driveway on November 10 when a pickup truck smashed into the passenger side of her Toyota Camry.

The impact pushed the car onto a nearby grassy area and injured Butler, who died in the hospital a week later. The pickup hit a fence and a light pole, but the driver was not injured.

He admitted he was looking down at the time of the crash, and was doing a breathalyzer test on a court-ordered ignition interlock device.

The anti-DWI device measures drivers' Blood-Alcohol Concentration, and only allows a vehicle to start if they pass the test.

Drivers do need to do retests at periodic times throughout the ride, but while everyone else pulls over, the 31-year-old oddly chose to do it while his car was still moving.

Police say the man wasn't intoxicated during the crash, and has yet to be charged with anything.
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