Man ticketed for texting while waiting at drive-thru

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

CANADA (WPVI) -- Texting and driving is a serious problem on roadways.

A Canadian man found out the hard way after he was ticketed for texting while waiting in a drive-thru lane.

A.J. Daoust says an officer was quick to write him a $287 ticket.

"I just asked him, 'In a drive-thru? Really?'" Daoust said. "To me this is ridiculous, it's just kind of heavy-handed."

The ticket was for "distracted driving."

A police statement says it's illegal to use a phone on any thoroughfare - public or private - even if the driver's car is not in motion at the time.