Google Glass Driver Cecilia Abadie's Traffic Ticket Dismissed By Judge

 @TreyeGreen t.green@ibtimes.com on January 16 2014 9:15 PM
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Cecilia Abadie arrived at San Diego traffic court on Thursday proudly wearing the high-tech eyewear. Reuters

San Diego traffic court judge commissioner John Blair dismissed a citation brought upon a Temecula driver last October for wearing Google Glass while driving. The case is thought to be the first of its kind, many news outlets have reported.

Cecilia Abadie received the citation after being pulled over while wearing the Google glasses, according U-T San Diego. Blair determined that Abadie was not wearing them at the time she was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol officer. He also dismissed a speeding ticket she received due to a lack of evidence. 

Officer Keith Olge cited Abadie in October for violating California Vehicle Code Section 27602. The section says that drivers aren’t allowed to view television or video signals while driving unless they appear on dashboards, navigation systems, backup cameras and similar systems. Abadie’s lawyer argued that Google Glass didn’t fall under the code since it hadn’t yet been created when the law was written, according to various outlets.

The $1,500 eyeglasses are currently being tested by close to 10,000 people across the nation. The glasses are expected to go on sale to the public later this year. 

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