Man Gets Ticket For Eating a Cheeseburger While Driving
That better have been the best darn cheeseburger he's ever eaten, because it's going to cost him.
An Alabama man received a ticket in Georgia for "eating while driving" under the state's distracted driving law. Madison Turner had just ordered a delicious double quarter pounder with cheese from McDonald's and was driving while enjoying his lunch. Turner explained why the cop said he pulled him over,
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.
When Mr. Turner looked at the ticket, he saw the officer had written him up under Georgia's distracted driving law. Under the comments part, the officer wrote" eating while driving." The law states that drivers will not "engage in any actions which shall distract such driver."
Mr Turner tried to explain what happened,
Maybe I was enjoying the burger too much I needed to tone it down. I was certainly willing to do so but I didn’t expect to be fined or punished.
A spokesperson for the Cobb County police said they couldn't comment since it was an ongoing case. Mr Turner's court date is February 3rd.