Madison Turner Motorists with out-of-state tags have a lot more to worry about than just speeding tickets. They now have to worry about "eating while driving" tickets.

Madison Turner, a busy web developer from Alabama, had just left a McDonald's restaurant in Marietta on January 10.

He juggled a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese in one hand while skillfully steering his car with the other.

Turner, 36, had just taken a bite out of his sandwich when he was pulled over by a Cobb County police officer.

Turner says he was surprised when the cop told him he was being cited for driving while eating.

“The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles,” he told a reporter.

Turner said the cop assured him he wasn't breaking the speed limit or driving erratically, but "you can’t just go down the road eating a hamburger.”

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Driving while eating is a law many Atlanta residents are unfamiliar with.

“If this was the law, I’d have to hire more attorneys because everybody does it including me,” said William Head, a DUI attorney, who is not representing Turner.

From WSBTV.com:

According to the ticket, the officer wrote him up under Georgia’s distracted driving law, and under the comments sections wrote “eating while driving.”

That law reads, in part: “A driver shall exercise due care in operating a motor vehicle on the highways of this state and shall not engage in any actions which shall distract such driver from the safe operation of such vehicle.”
“Maybe I was enjoying the burger too much I needed to tone it down. I was certainly willing to do so but I didn’t expect to be fined or punished,” Madison said.

“I’ve only seen something like this charge when there’s an accident. There was no accident here so the fact that this man was charged with eating and driving is a first for me,” Head said. Head added that law was very vague.

“Maybe if you had a giant pizza in both hands and you weren’t holding the wheel or maybe if you had a watermelon, half watermelon and you were just diving into it holding it with both hands, maybe that would be something,” Head said.

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    • Flawless

      Abuse of power

    • SOTHERNGRL

      I would say thats racist but since boff of yall yt I'm just gonna let yall saltines figure your own chit out. :shrug: Morning Ladies and Gents :wave:

    • luVn_liFe…

      This is ABSURD! If it's a law then . . . :tea:

      Morning SOTHERN,Flawless :wave:

      Hey SANDRA! glad ur working today

    • Time to Waste

      :facepalm:

      That cop was bored!

    • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      LAWD DTTS finna go to jail :woohoo: Let call my friend. I do not want her to get locked up. The last time :bite: She ate EVERYBODY Cornbread. Including the warden. She almost got life :cell: off a jaywalking charge

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Luva!!! :fistbump: punch buggy!

      by User Friendly on Jan 20, 2015 at 9:31 am
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      Lol and you better grab one of those and hoop with her! It's fun I used to want to kill my daughter. She used to be showing off and ish.

      This ish right here is stupid. I ain't even read it, the title is enough alone. Who gives a person a ticket while driving and eating?

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      He must have been going to town on that DOUBLE quarter pounder....eating it like it was his last piece of puss. Licing his fingers and errythang :lick:

      :rofl:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Dude looks like a Chester tho. Creepy as hell :scared:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      smh :tea: cop should have escorted him back to McDonalds and ordered him 4 of them joints!!!! Face all sunk in ...

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      He must have been going to town on that DOUBLE quarter pounder….eating it like it was his last piece of puss. Licing his fingers and errythang :lick:

      :rofl:

      by VDot on Jan 20, 2015 at 9:34 am
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      Lmfaooooo omg that sounds good tho. I haven't had a double quarter pounder in years. Sheesh

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Pigs. He should have been ticketed for eating at McD.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Ever since I saw that cop lip syncing to Shake it Off, can't get it out my head. :facepalm:

    • CocoKhaleesi

      "But did you die!?"..#spriteprollems

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Sees You! :eek:

      Actually, I get it. Not that I agree with an actual ticket in this particular case, but as a defensive driver I can see where SOMETHING needs to be on the books to address the two-fisted burger & fries driver who's steering with their knees. :eek:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Moaning @Luvvie Duvvie

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      smh :tea: cop should have escorted him back to McDonalds and ordered him 4 of them joints!!!! Face all sunk in …
      _____________________

      right! :lol: he looking all "Thinner" but yall know skinny ppl can eat!

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Sees You! :eek:

      right! :lol: he looking all “Thinner” but yall know skinny ppl can eat!
      __________________

      That's prob why he really got pulled over... that cop prob thought he had spotted a meth head in a stolen vehicle :lol:

    • KiMi0414

      Did he at least get to eat the fries before they got cold? :blink:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Did he at least get to eat the fries before they got cold? :blink:
      ----
      Cuz when them MCD hit air that's a wrap.

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      Morning Roses! :grill:

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      right! :lol: he looking all “Thinner” but yall know skinny ppl can eat!

      by User Friendly on Jan 20, 2015 at 9:41 am
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      :rofl: :rofl: That's my movie!!! "thinner, thinner, thinnerrrrrr" :rofl:

      @Kimi I hope so. Them joints turn into swords once they get cold!

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      That’s prob why he really got pulled over… that cop prob thought he had spotted a meth head in a stolen vehicle :lol:

      by Nancy Drew Sees You! :eek: on Jan 20, 2015 at 9:45 am
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      :rofl: :rofl:

    • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      He look like he real mad about them burgers :crying1:
      On another note my baby sitter sent me a text about watching a video of her grandson who just crossed in a frat. It's ok cool I support it and him! I try to verify which video it is and she don't know :smack: cause she old. So I have watched a video of some Ques hunching the ground and I pray he wasn't one of them :dead:

    • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      He looks like he sticks fried in his booty hole for stimukation. The cops can see that :tea: they trained

    • ShoYaRight

      Cop trying to make his monthly quota. SMH

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      Thin people can eat...my hubby one of em. Dude thin as hell but cook 3 meals a day and get offended when people eat the last of something in the house. He be going the hell off at the kids like "who ate the last waffle!!"

    • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

      COBB COUNTY!

      C-O-B-B COUNT ON BEING BUUUUSTED!

      THATS WHY I MOVED OUT THAT BISH!!! :waves: HEY YALL!!!

    • MissArtist

      I once got pulled over while eating. Apparently the cop thought I'd been drinking.

    • MR_Clearport

      Maybe he should have been arrested for eating McDonald's in the first place.

    • Milky

      :wave: Good Morning :yawn:

    • KiMi0414

      But my question is how can the cop prove he was eating? Is it on camera? Could he have slid the burger under the seat? :think:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Cuz when them MCD hit air that’s a wrap.
      _____________

      :dead: and don't try to reheat them either :tape:

    • uptopgrl

      Georgia has so many laws on the books that are only enforced when the Police are bored or need ticket money. Moving on Sundays is also another law. SMH

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      I aint got nothing on this cop and this burger... Still trying to figure out why August Alsina fighting and ish... that light skin nicca got something to prove

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Still trying to figure out why August Alsina fighting and ish
      ____________________

      ppl fight. :shrugs: as long as they aint shooting then its alright with me.

    • Flawless

      Good Morning luVn :hi: & Everyone :waves:

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Got damn. I done brought my iPod with me to work (I'm so sick of the radio) and I wanna sing
      :headphone:
      "whatever you want from me, I've given you everything. I'm your baby tonight.
      You've given me ecstasy, you are my fantasy.
      From the second you touched me. I was ready to die.
      I've never been fatal, you're my first time
      I feel like an angel, who just started to fly"

    • SOTHERNGRL

      :hi: Flawless

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      :newpost: on 'Sina

    • http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+an+e-zine laterthannever

      I was JUST having a debate w/someone about the importance of eating take out right when you take it out, unless it's chinese then you can wait until you get home.

    • http://shopeighty4.com Ms Fefe

      Cobb County... Not surprised at all. Why not pull over all the people that are constantly yapping away on their cell phones though? I see a whole lot more of that than people eating McDonalds. Smh.

    • tintin1979

      They been doing this in Toronto. Ain't nothing new.