Crime

Watch the aftermath when Boise’s chief of police attempted to text and drive

Law enforcement leaders from across the Treasure Valley attempted a driving course Friday to highlight the danger of texting behind the wheel.

The agencies and the Idaho Transportation Department are rolling out their annual campaign focused on the “100 Deadly Days of Summer.” The summer travel season between Memorial Day and Labor Day typically sees the most fatal crashes or those causing serious injuries.

Friday’s competition among police and sheriff’s departments on a course set up on a Boise Airport runway was organized by Boise police and ITD’s Office of Highway Safety. BPD Chief Bill Bones was one of the drivers attempting the course; watch him and other authorities in our video.

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