Ticketed for texting while on motorcycle

Posted
Monday September 6, 2010

WALTHAM, (AP) -- A 20-year-old man in Vermont could soon be lighter in his wallet for allegedly sending a text message over his cell phone while riding his motorcycle.

Vermont State Trooper Andrew Leise said he saw Joshua Kelly riding his motorcycle with one hand on his handle bars and one hand on a cell phone. The trooper said he could see Kelly using his thumb to hit buttons on his cell phone while he was riding on Route 7 in Waltham.

Police say after he was stopped, Kelly admitted he had been texting his boss while riding his motorcycle.

He was issued a traffic ticket for texting while riding, which carries a fine of up to $156 for a first offense.


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