THE CANADIAN PRESS -- A teen police suspect was texting has been charged with careless driving after a crash in Barrie, Ont., damaged vehicles, a house and a boat.
Police allege a 17-year-old girl was speeding on Raquel Street on Monday night when she lost control and hit a car parked in a driveway.
The car was pushed into a boat, and the boat was pushed into the house and a neighbour's vehicle.
Police estimate the damage at more than $100,000.
The girl sustained minor injuries.
Police say they suspect the driver was texting and trying to pick up her cat at the time of the crash.
Here an excerpt from the official Barrie Police Service press release on the alleged texting car crash: