An Alabama man ran into trouble with the law last week for eating while driving.
Georgia police pulled over Madison Turner for driving while eating a McDonald’s hamburger outside Atlanta last week, WSBTV reports. Police called it distracted driving and slapped him with a ticket.
“Maybe I was enjoying the burger too much I needed to tone it down,” Madison told WSBTV. “I was certainly willing to do so but I didn’t expect to be fined or punished.”
The officer watched the man eat a double quarter pounder with cheese for two miles, New York Daily News reports.
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“Maybe if you had a giant pizza in both hands and you weren’t holding the wheel or maybe if you had a watermelon, half watermelon and you were just diving into it holding it with both hands, maybe that would be something,” William Head, a local lawyer not representing Madison, told WSBTV.
Head said eating and driving normally only comes into play when there is an accident. Madison has a court date Feb. 3.
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