WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who said he was wrongly cited for distracted driving after police mistook a McDonald's hash brown for a cellphone is continuing his legal fight.
The Hour reports that Westport police gave Jason Stiber a $300 distracted driving ticket in April. The Westport man challenged the charge and lost in court.
He was granted a retrial that's scheduled to start Dec. 7.
Stiber said the officer thought a hash brown he was eating while driving was a cellphone. Stiber said phone records show he didn't make any calls around the time he was pulled over, plus he has Bluetooth so has no reason to hold a phone while driving.
Lt. Jillian Cabana said the department stands by its story but couldn't comment further because of pending litigation.
Information from: The Hour, http://www.thehour.com