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Trooper stops 'selfish' teen going 96 mph while on FaceTime

She was ticketed for careless driving.

A teen driver speeding at nearly 100 mph while video chatting with a friend has been called out by the Minnesota State Patrol.

The State Patrol said in a Facebook post that the 18-year-old woman passed a trooper on Hwy. 169 near St. Peter going 96 mph.

When the trooper pulled the teen driver to the side of the highway, he found that she was still on FaceTime chatting with a friend she was planning to pick up at Minnesota State University-Mankato. 

"The teen giggled when the trooper explained the dangers of distracted driving and speeding," the State Patrol said on Facebook.

She was ticketed for careless driving.

Troopers are reminding the public that distracted driving enforcement is being ramped up between now and the end of April. 

"Drive time is not down time. Put away the distractions and just drive," the State Patrol says.

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This incident is similar to a Oct. 28 crash on Interstate 94 near Fergus Falls that involved a 20-year-old Maplewood woman who was watching Netflix while traveling 70 mph on the freeway. 

"The driver eventually admitted that she had her iPad on the passenger seat and was watching Netflix," the Minnesota State Patrol said in a Facebook post about the incident. 

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