Woman cited for Glassing and driving ‘pretty sure’ she’ll fight ticket

Cecilia Abadie, legal pioneer?

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More than once, I’ve seen people wearing their Google Glass on the street as if it were a badge of honor.

Now, the first woman to have been ticketed for donning Google’s futuristic nose-adornment at the wheel, is defending her own honor.

In an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday, software developer Cecilia Abadie seems already to be preparing her defense.

“The Glass was on, but I wasn’t actively using it,” were her words.

In essence, she wasn’t commanding her Glass to do anything, so they sat in a passive mode like a dog waiting for the orange ball to be thrown.

It is said that the officer who stopped her did so because she was allegedly speeding. However, when he noticed that her eyewear looked a touch extra-terrestrial, he added a citation for distracted driving.

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