MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A driver was engrossed in “Law & Order” to such an extent that they weren’t aware they were actually breaking the law.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a driver in Minnesota was pulled over and cited earlier this week after a trooper pulled him over and discovered he was watching an episode of the show “Law & Order” on his phone, KEYC reported.READ MORE: Next Weather: Warmer Tuesday, Rainy Wednesday
Earlier in the month, Gov. Tim Walz signed into law a “hands free” bill to combat distracted driving. The penalty for violating the law is a gross misdemeanor, which carries a $50 fine for the first violation and a $275 fine for subsequent violations.READ MORE: Man Found Stabbed To Death Inside Minneapolis Apartment
The law goes into effect Aug. 1. A violation will result in a $50 fine. Click here for a hands-free fact sheet.
The KEYC report also mentioned the State Patrol had also cited another driver this week for sending emails in traffic on Interstate 94.MORE NEWS: Kepler Hits Slam, Urshela And Twins Walk Off Tigers 5-4
Troopers are executing extra distracted driving enforcement this month.