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Texting and driving accident in Linn County


Linn County Sheriff's Deputies were called to an accident at around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday on Covington Road, just south of Palo.

Deputies say 20-year-old Jacob Blauer of Cedar Rapids was texting on his phone and lost control of his car while coming out of a curve. The car went off the road, into a ditch and came to rest on its top in a bean field.

Blauer was taken to St. Luke's Hospital with what deputies say appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.

Blauer was charged with driving while license under suspension, failure to maintain control,  texting while driving, and had an arrest warrant for fifth degree theft.

The accident remains under investigation by the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

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