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If you get into enough debates about using cell phones while driving, eventually someone is likely to say, “What about all the other things people do while driving? I’ve seen people eating, putting on makeup, shaving … ”
Yes, you shouldn’t shave while driving — especially below the waist.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers say a two-vehicle crash on Cudjoe Key was caused by a driver who was shaving her bikini area while her ex-husband took the wheel from the passenger seat.
The car driven by Megan Barnes — with some help from Charles Judy — slammed into the back of a pickup truck.
Barnes allegedly drove another half-mile then switched seats with Judy. Then Judy claimed to be driving when the crash occurred. Barnes was driving with a suspended license.
The burns on Judy’s chest from the passenger-side airbag indicated he wasn’t driving. The driver’s airbag didn’t deploy.
Barnes faces multiple charges including reckless driving and the possibility of a year in prison.
Passengers in the truck were treated by minor injuries.
Trooper Gary Dunick, who responded to the crash, told The Citizen, “I’m really starting to believe this stuff only happens in the Keys.”