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AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Texting and alcohol proved to be a potent and dangerous mix for an Aurora man.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, we’ve all heard the familiar warning that texting and driving is every bit as dangerous as drinking and driving. Bryan Gray, 28, combined the two dangerous practices and ended up slamming his car into a building in Aurora over the weekend.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports

Police say Gray, of the 200 block of Peppertree Lane in Aurora, was driving drunk around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, and was texting his brother.

He told police when he looked up from his phone, it was too late. He drove right into a building in the 3000 block of Weber Drive, near Oakhurst Drive.

Gray was cited with driving under the influence, texting while driving, and failure to reduce speed.

The Aurora Beacon-News contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.

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