A man in Westport, Connecticut is currently fighting a traffic ticket for distracted driving. His defense? That he was actually eating a McDonald’s hash brown rather than talking on his cell phone. The man claims that he would have no reason to have a phone near his mouth, as he uses a Bluetooth when making calls. Considering that phone records prove that the man-made no calls during the hour he received the traffic ticket and that McDonald’s hash browns have extremely similar dimensions to cell phones, I would say this defense is just crazy enough to work. The case is set for a retrial in the Connecticut Superior Court on December 7th. Hopefully, the Judge is a fan of hash browns, so he can sympathize with the man’s plight.
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GeekWire, Kurt Schlosser, November 27th, 2018