Very first mistake and a serious one at that... TEXTING WHILE DRIVING! In the last 60 days here in Idaho, local to me, several deaths. One in particular a 17 year old high school student that ran his pickup head on into a school bus while his parents were in the car directly behind him. I cannot even imagine the devastation in their lives.
Good encounter with the LEO. Perhaps she was more impressed with your "weapon" more than you realized!