I'm guess around 90% of people leaving a fast-food joint reach into the bag and start eating probably within one minute of leaving a drive-thru. But apparently you can be ticketed for this. Things are so unbelievably screwed up it's absolutely mind-boggling.
An Alabama man says he was cited by Cobb County police for “eating while driving” under the distracted driving law.
Madison Turner said he ordered a double quarter pounder with cheese from McDonald’s last week, and a police officer pulled him over, along Canton Road in Marietta.
“The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles,” Madison said. “He said specifically three times, you can’t just go down the road eating a hamburger.”
According to the ticket, the officer wrote him up under Georgia’s distracted driving law, and under the comments sections wrote “eating while driving.”
“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,” Madison said.
Watch the video- They interview the man and he says the officer told him you can't drive down the road eating a hamburger. WSB also talks to legal experts here and they say they've never heard of anything like this