A woman driving on the interstate in Minnesota was pulled over for drinking coffee while she was driving.
“I was completely dumbfounded,” said Lindsey Krieger. “I thought it was a joke!”
“I didn’t even have enough time to merge up to the right speed limit yet, so I wasn’t speeding or anything like that,” said Krieger.
“She was like, ‘Do you know what you were doing wrong? Do you know why you were pulled over?’ I said, ‘no I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ And finally after asking me a few more times she says, ‘Drinking coffee. It’s against the law to drink coffee while you’re driving.’”
The officer was attempting to cite Krieger for inattentive driving but critics say this is a stretch to consider drinking coffee a violation of the law.
“Every car you drive in has cup holders in it,” said Jon Cummings of the group Minnesotans for Safe Driving. “You don’t have to go three blocks before you see somebody doing something really dangerous.”
For more on this, read the article from Fox 9 titled: “Minnesota woman pulled over for drinking coffee while driving.“