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Teen driver charged after crash causes $100,000 in damages Add to ...

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.

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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.

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