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Monday, June 9, 2014

Mayor Jean Quan Swears She Wasn't On Her Phone at the Time of Car Accident (Video)

Posted By on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Like this only with a cellphone in her hand
  • Like this only with a cellphone in her hand

As if Oakland wasn't grappling with enough crime, now it's coping with a mayor who can't seem to stop sending and receiving text messages while behind the wheel.

Although, Mayor Jean Quan is insisting she was not on her phone at the time of her fender bender Sunday, despite what witnesses have said. Quan claims she was driving between two community events yesterday when she was hit by another driver. However, the driver told police -- and reporters -- that Quan ran a red light and was on her phone at the time.

Much-needed police resources are now being poured into this investigation to determine who was really at fault.

Quan, who has reportedly been busted a few times lately texting and driving, denies that she was on her phone (this time) and is even submitting her phone records to authorities to prove it. KRON4 decided to stake out Quan after the accident to see if 1. she was okay and more importantly, 2. to ask again if she was really on her phone during the accident. Here's the raw footage of that interview:
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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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