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Eat-Text-Drive: Wash. State man was doing all three when he crashed stolen pickup, police say

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(CBS/AP) KENNEWICK, Wash. - We at Crimesider want to be unequivocally clear about something: We are against texting while driving.

And another thing - if you are going to text while driving, you shouldn't be doing it in a stolen vehicle...or eating a croissant.

Allow us to explain.

Police in Kennewick, Wash., say a Chevy pickup truck ran into a ditch and drove through some logs and lawns before hitting a home Wednesday.

Neighbors, and the homeowner, saw a man run from the scene. A short time later, a Benton County sheriff's deputy arrested 32-year-old Jeromy Kirkendall of Kennewick.

A police spokesman tells the Tri-City Herald Kirkendall said he was reading a text message - and eating a croissant - when he lost control of the pickup - a truck which, by the way, police say was stolen from Richland, Wash.

Kirkendall was booked into the Benton County jail for investigation of possessing stolen property.

And so ends this installment of the texting driver, the croissant, and the stolen pickup truck.

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