(Richmond, Ind.) - It’s the first ticket handed out for texting while driving in Indiana.
The new law for all drivers went into effect July 1. Before then, the texting rule only applied to drivers under the age of 18.
Lucas Harrison, of Connersville, was driving in Richmond Tuesday afternoon when his car went off the road and drove through one end of a pharmacy building and out the other. People were inside the business, but nobody was hurt.
Harrison, 21, told police he was using his cell phone to send a text message at the time of the accident.
Richmond Police say Harrison will likely be issued a citation for Illegal Use of a Telecommunications Device. He could have to pay up to $500 in fines on the first offense.