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Florida Driver Faces Up To 5 Years in Prison for Texting While Driving Accident

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Stephen Wade Horne, 26-year old Bartow, FL man, was arrested Monday on a class 3 felony charge of reckless driving with serious bodily injury.  Horne is accused of running his car into 20-year-old Emmanuel Mejia in August while sending a test message from his cell phone.  Mejia was emptying trash cans along the roadside when he was hit by Horne.  Mejia has lost both of his legs and a portion of 2 of his fingers from the accident.  Mejia "[thanks] God [he is] still alive and well."

 

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