Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
We asked some random people in Murray Park whether they used phones while driving and whether they'd heard about the state texting ban (most had).
“No, it's just ?something I don't do. It's dangerous for one thing. It's like being drunk while driving.”
— Bud Thurman, age 65
“Not anymore. Because I can't drive [well] in the first place and my mom told me not to. I've seen other drivers swerving.”
— Tamara Goss, age 20
“No. I just heard it's not safe and I don't answer my phone anyway. No, [didn't know it's against the law], oh, that's good.”
— Zackery Morton, age 19
“I talk and try not to text. I have a high-security job and could get fired. When I talk it's a hands-free. I'm guilty of texting but normally at stop lights, not while moving down the interstate.”
— Ashley (last name withheld)
“I talk but I don't text. I try not to talk unless I have to. [Texting] is [against the law]? No, I didn't know.”
— Nadeya Lassley, age 32
“Yeah, honestly, I'm a nurse and I see younger people have accidents. If I have to I put the phone down to pay more attention. If it's in heavy traffic I put it on speaker phone. I have a Bluetooth device, but I haven't gotten it to work yet. Well, yeah [I know it's against the law to text], I try not to.
— Andrew (last name withheld), ?age 40
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