The Mayor was released after agreeing to wear an ankle bracelet and posting the $250 bail.
"It was a stupid thing to do," the Mayor said. "I should have pulled over or had a designated texter."
She hopes her actions will reinforce the reasons she passed the law in the first place.
"I put lives in danger every time I text behind the wheel," she said. "Plus, I'm driving slower, swerving, tapping brakes and basically looking like an idiot to the other drivers on the road."
The Mayor will appear in court later this month, but she has no plans to fight the charges.
"I did it," she said. "If it takes hitting rock bottom to break this bad habit, then I hope I get the harshest sentence the law allows. I'm just thankful no one was hurt."
More than likely the Mayor will have to pay a hefty fine and do a lot of community service. The chances of her serving more jail time are small because this is her first offense.
"I will say I'm very please that the Mooseville Police Department is serious about this law," the Mayor added. "It sends a powerful message that it doesn't matter who you are, texting while driving will no longer be tolerated in Mooseville."