Cat causes car accident

April 28, 2008 4:46:27 AM PDT

That's the word from police in Modesto, California.

According to a police sergeant, a woman who was driving with a cat in her lap crashed into a power pole and knocked it over.

Police say the driver was scratched by her cat.

The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

The cat was taken to a vet for an injured eye.

Last week, a California legislative committee approved a bill making it illegal to drive with a pet in your lap.