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texting & driving teen Rachel Gannon sentenced to 3.5 yrs

PLATTE CITY, Mo. - Seventeen-year-old Rachel Gannon will spend as much as three and a half years behind bars, a judge ruled today, revoking her probation in the case of a fatal 2011 texting and driving crash.

Gannon had been confined to Platte County jail since the fall, when she was found to have violated her probation by hosting a party at which she became intoxicated, by quitting her job and by moving out of her parents’ home and into that of a 21-year-old boyfriend. She was only to leave the jail to attend school and an after-school tutoring class.

Prosecutors said today that Gannon had regularly skipped out on the tutoring class to hang out at a nearby Dairy Queen, which triggered the judge’s decision.

“I'm hopeful that when she is released from prison she will return and become a productive member of society and someday will be able to tell her grandkids about a terr

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Added: Jul-3-2013 Occurred On: Jul-3-2013
By: camelfucker
Regional News
Tags: texting
Location: Platte City, Missouri, United States (load item map)
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