Man Ticketed For Eating a Cheeseburger while Driving
What's next, getting as ticket for talking to the passenger in your car? C'mon! This is ridiculous!
In Georgia, a man was ticketed for "eating while driving" .
Madison Turner told TV station WSB-TV that he ordered a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese from a Marietta McDonald's. A few minutes later, while driving down the road , a police officer pulled him over and wrote him a ticket under the distracted driving law.
The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles, he said specifically three times, you can't just go down the road eating a hamburger."
ABC News reports that according to Georgia law:
A driver shall exercise due care in operating a motor vehicle on the highways of this state and shall not engage in any actions which shall distract such driver from the safe operation of such vehicle.
The Cobb County Police Department refused to issue an official statement regarding the citation.
Mr Madison said that he intendeds to fight the ticket. His court date is February 3..
So, If I see a police officer eating a doughnut behind the wheel, can I issue a "Citizen's arrest?"