Man Eating His McDonald’s Hash Brown Got a Ticket for Distracted Driving

A man in Connecticut says he was wrongly accused for distracted driving after cops mistake a McDonald’s hash brown for a cellphone.

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.

The man says the officer thought a hash brown he was eating while driving was a phone. Stiber says phone records show he didn’t make any calls around the time he was pulled over, plus his car has Bluetooth so has no reason to hold a phone while he is driving.

Police says the department stands by its story but can’t comment further due to pending litigation.

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