September 14, 2009
A celebrity gossip Web site has caught Maria Shriver a third time apparently violating California’s law against using a cell phone while driving.
Web site TMZ posted a 17-second video Tuesday showing the California first lady apparently speaking into a cell phone while turning a corner in Brentwood in a black SUV. She puts the phone down part way through the video, but it’s not clear whether she did so because she had finished her conversation or because she noticed cameras following her.
The site also photographed Shriver allegedly chatting while driving on Sunday and on June 12.
Shriver’s husband, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, last year supported and signed into law a ban on using handheld communication devices while driving. Enforcement of the ban began July 1, 2008; it carries a $20 fine for a first violation; $50 for each subsequent offense. A similar law banning texting while driving took effect January 1 this year.
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