Truck into house: driver was eating, texting

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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- Texting and eating while driving? Not the best plan. Do those things while driving a stolen truck and the trouble mounts.

Kennewick, Wash., police say a Chevy pickup truck previously stolen in nearby Richland ran into a ditch and drove through some logs and lawns before hitting a home Wednesday.

Neighbors and the homeowner saw a man run from the scene. A Benton County sheriff's deputy in the area made an arrest a short time later.

Spokesman Mike Blatman tells the Tri-City Herald (http://is.gd/wUepmy ) the arrested man said he was eating a croissant and reading a text message when he lost control.

The spokesman says 32-year-old Jeromy Kirkendall of Kennewick was booked into the Benton County jail for investigation of possessing stolen property.

There was no immediate estimate of damage to the home.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com