December 22, 2009
Vinnie Sorce’s fiancee, Stacey Stubbs (shown in the picture with Becca Sorce, their daughter), was killed in a 2007 accident caused by a young woman police determined was text messaging behind the wheel. Sorce, shown at his Chino Valley home, said he’d like Arizona to add a law against using cell phones behind the wheel. With national momentum building, two state lawmakers plan to introduce a bill in the 2010 session that would ban text messaging while driving.
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Vinnie Sorce knew something was wrong when he saw a police officer pull into his driveway. He immediately sent his three children, two boys from a previous marriage and a little girl with his fiancee, to their rooms so he could talk to the officer outside.