Gerie Leigh Clayton, the owner of Scottsdale-based custom motorcycle maker Sucker Punch Sallys, has been arrested on felony theft charges.
Scottsdale police say Clayton, 64, defrauded at least two people by taking money for custom bikes that were never made.
"They had placed orders from out of state or out of the country and made significant deposits to have the work done, and these custom motorcycles weren't put together and weren't shipped out," Scottsdale Police Officer Kevin Watts tells New Times.More »
This is probably hard to believe, but it appears that texting is not actually one of the most common causes of distracted driving on Arizona highways.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety this week released statistics on distracted driving that the agency has been compiling all year, as part of an enforcement campaign focusing on distracted drivers. In both distracted-driving-related traffic stops and collisions, texting was just the seventh-most common distraction.
However, other cell phone use was the top cause of traffic stops related to distracted driving, so people on Twitter or Facebook instead of texting could have helped inflate those numbers.
"We all know that these devices are basically mobile computers . . . so there's a lot more going on," DPS spokesman Raul Garcia tells New Times.More »
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|A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe.|
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|Phoenix's allegedly safe drivers on Interstate 10 near 35th Avenue yesterday.|