Madison Turner says he was pulled over in Marietta for eating the burger while driving and has the ticket to prove it, he reports.
While the state does have a distracted-driving law that is vague enough to be applied in this manner, a seasoned traffic defense lawyer not involved in Turner’s case says he has never seen such a citation before. (Can’t you eat without looking? I’ll bet anyone who has been eating for a while can find their mouth without looking. I wouldn’t recommend eating lobster or crab leg through…) “I’ve only seen something like this charge when there’s an accident,” attorney William Head (one of the best DUI attorneys in the country) said. “There was no accident here so the fact that this man was charged with eating and driving is a first for me.”
He also noted that Turner is far from the only individual who has eaten fast food behind the wheel. “If this was the law, I’d have to hire more attorneys because everybody does it, including me,” Head said. The logical extension of this law is that drive-troughs should be outlawed. I doubt it.