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US driver acquitted over Google Glass ticket

Published on Jan 17, 2014 9:25 AM
 
Defendant Cecilia Abadie (2nd left) and her lawyer William Concidine (right) leave court after appearing in traffic court to win her Google Glass case in San Diego on Jan 16, 2014. Abadie who was thought to be the first person to get a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass has been found not guilty. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A US woman thought to be the first person to get a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass has been found not guilty.

Ms Cecilia Abadie was acquitted on Thursday after San Diego Commissioner John Blair found she was not actively using the Google glass device when she was stopped.

A speeding ticket was dismissed due to a lack of evidence. The speeding ticket alleged that she was driving at 80 miles (130 kilometres) per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone.

The 44-year-old was charged with speeding and distracted driving on a San Diego area freeway on October 29. She acknowledged she was wearing the hi-tech eye-wear but said it was not turned on at the time.

 
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