Douglas County Sheriff’s officers have ticketed a 16-year-old Lawrence girl for texting while driving after she rolled the vehicle she was driving Saturday night on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.
Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman, said Kendal Williams lost control while driving at 8 p.m. Saturday, and the eastbound vehicle rolled into the south ditch near County Road 1057 about 2 miles east of Lawrence. Lewis said Williams, the only occupant in the vehicle, refused to be taken to the hospital. Medics Saturday said she was treated at the scene. Officers listed driver inattention and use of the cellphone as contributing factors to the crash and cited her for driving without a valid driver’s license and texting while driving, which carries a $60 fine plus court costs, Lewis said.