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Driver gets ticket for texting; message was about new hands-free driving law

EAGAN, Minn. — A driver in Minnesota was pulled over while texting about a new law banning texting.

Eagan police tweeted about it Thursday morning, Aug. 1, saying: “No joke, this driver was texting about the hands free law” while an officer was in the next lane. Police said she also held her phone to make a call and got a citation as a result.

Minnesota’s hand-free driving law went into effect Thursday, so that driver was among the first to get caught.

Violators are charged $50 for their first offense, and up to $275 for a second ticket.

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