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Apex mother charged after driving fast while taking cell photos

Posted May 6, 2009 6:33 p.m. EDT
Updated May 6, 2009 6:46 p.m. EDT

— An Apex woman is facing charges of reckless driving and child abuse after allegedly driving her vehicle at a high rate of speed while taking photographs on her cell phone. Her two sons were in the back seat of the car at the time of the offense, police said.

Jamie Lineberry, 36, was arrested Wednesday.

On April 9, she went to the magistrate's office and filed a report accusing her ex-husband of following her, police said. A domestic violence protective order prevents the ex-husband from being near her, police said.

Lineberry told investigators, she drove her Ford Mustang at 130 mph while trying to take cell phone photos of the vehicle she believed her ex-husband was using to follow her.

Police were unable to confirm her story and could not recover the cell photos. As a result, they charged Lineberry with misdemeanor child abuse, careless and reckless driving and giving a false report to a police station.