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Shriver apologizes for breaking cell phone law

By jmara
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 3:07 pm in Misc. Transportation.

Recognize the lady above? It sure looks like Maria Shriver, California’s First Lady, caught in the act of breaking the law by talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving.

Shriver has apologized for talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving, the Associated Press reported Wednesday afternoon.

The celebrity Web site TMZ.com Tuesday posted two photographs from July and October and a video showing Shriver holding a phone to her ear while she was behind the wheel. That prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to write about it on Twitter, where he said “there’s going to be swift action.”

Shriver apologized in a statement Wednesday afternoon. And when is she going to pay her fine, we ask? Readers of this paper’s Queen of the Road column have often decried the practice of talking on a hand-held phone instead of a hands-free device such as a Bluetooth headset. Others have bemoaned fines they received in the hundreds of dollars for breaking the cell phone law.

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