Man Receives Citation for Eating While Driving in Georgia

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Some states don't allow you to be on your cell phone while driving, while others simply limit it to text messaging. But since when was "eating while driving" not allowed?

An Alabama man says he was cruising through Georgia enjoying his Double Quarter Pounder (with cheese, of course!) when he was pulled over and cited under the state's "distracted driving" law.

"The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles," he explains to WSB-TV. Two miles?! That must have been one heck of a burger!

"He said specifically three times, you can't just go down the road eating a hamburger," the man recalled. "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."
One attorney that the news station spoke with said he's never seen something like this charged unless there was an accident involved. "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," he explains.

For what it's worth, the man does plan to fight the ticket.

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