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Ronnie Dale Jones, 33, was arrested in Brevard, N.C., in September after he, for some reason, drove into a parking lot and past several police officers standing by their cars, talking; Jones apparently had momentarily forgotten he had a very large marijuana plant in his back seat.
A 22-year-old man was detained by a sheriff’s deputy in Gainesville, Fla., in October after he had been stopped routinely for an expired tag; as the men were conversing casually, the deputy noticed a rolled-up marijuana joint behind the man’s ear (to which the motorist said, “Man, I forgot that was back there”).
In Tucson, Ariz., in August, Iris Jazmin Rangel, 24, was sentenced to three years’ probation in the death of her 10-month-old daughter in a minor collision caused by Rangel’s inability to brake quickly enough; her attention was diverted because she was breastfeeding the girl at the time.
South Carolina Highway Patrol officers said in July that Marie Butler, 20, triggered a five-car collision on State Road 90, sending three people to the hospital, when she lost control of her car while changing clothes during her drive to work.
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