- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota man has been ordered to embark on a 100-day public campaign about the dangers of texting and driving as part of his sentence in a fatal crash.

WDAY-TV (http://bit.ly/1tKRqTG ) reports a judge on Tuesday ordered 21-year-old Nicholas Milbrandt to take part on the campaign and serve 30 days in jail.

The Kindred man pleaded guilty to felony negligent homicide in the death of 61-year-old Royce Rodacker in August.

Authorities say Milbrandt was driving at over 90 mph while texting on his cellphone and rear-ended Rodacker as their cars were headed eastbound on Interstate 94.

Prosecutors say Milbrandt will speak to school groups and possibly appear in a television campaign.

Milbrandt’s attorney says his client is willing to do anything to spread the message against texting while driving.


Information from: WDAY-TV, http://wday.com



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