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Charges stand in Vt texting and driving case

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The charges against a teenager in a texting and driving case will stand.

Police say phone records reveal that Emma Vieira, 18, of Colchester, was texting when she hit a pedestrian in August of last year. Vieira is charged with gross negligent operation with serious injury resulting.

Wednesday her lawyer asked the judge to dismiss the charges because prosecutors failed to meet court deadlines. But the judge denied the motion.

Vieira's lawyers also asked the judge to allow her to resume driving pending trial so she can get to her early-morning job. The judge said he would rule on that motion later.

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