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Driver Cited For Wearing Google Glass
San Diego, California (CNN) - In what might be a first, a woman in California got a traffic ticket for wearing Google glass while driving.
Cecilia Abadie was pulled over for speeding on Tuesday in San Diego and given an additional citation for driving while wearing her Google glass.
The California law cited in the case is meant to prevent people from watching TV while driving.
The officer considered the Google glass head-mounted display a monitor that was visible to the driver.
Shocked, Abadie posted a copy of the ticket on Google plus.
She never considered that wearing Google glass while driving could be a no-no.
He started to ask questions about, why are you wearing Google Glass while you are driving? He was very, like, why? Like it was a super crime.
I got very shocked. I never thought it was illegal in California before."
Traffic laws vary state by state, but many now have broad distracted-driving laws or bans on certain monitors that could easily apply to Google glass.
Abadie could take the case to court and try to get the Google glass portion of the ticket dismissed.
She says her Google glass was not turned on when she was pulled over -- and the officer can't prove otherwise.
She faces a fine of at least 162 dollars.
A Google glass spokesperson didn't address the ticket directly but emphasized responsible Google glass usage.
Google glass is a "wearable computer", which has a small screen just above the right eye, allows users to take pictures, record video and read messages.
The device is only available as part of a beta program and is not yet sold commercially.