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Micaela Swenson was chosen as the winner of the 2012 Teen Distracted Driving Campaign Contest. Members from the Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition are pictured with the teen and her school principal (left to right): Matt Aker - Discovery Middle School Principal, Ron Boyden - Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Swenson, Crystal Hoepner - Douglas County Public Health, Jim Gripne - Alexandria Police Department. Contributed photo.

Discovery student's texting warning wins contest

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Distracted driving poses a serious safety risk to drivers of all ages, and particularly to relatively inexperienced teen drivers.

One Discovery Middle School student is doing her part to spread the message about this dangerous behavior.


On Monday, April 16, Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition announced the winning entry for the 2012 county-wide teen distracted driving campaign contest.

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