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PHOTOS: More Celebrities Busted! Texting And Talking While Driving

Oct. 22 2009, Published 7:15 a.m. ET

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California First Lady Maria Shriver was caught red handed using her cell phone then soccer ace David Beckham broke the law by ‘texting’ while behind the wheel too.

And now the California Highway Patrol have hit-out at the latest celebrity craze that is both highly dangerous and illegal.

But has discovered that these two are not the only celebrity offenders – Paris Hilton, Colin Farrell, Hayden Pantiere, Kevin Connolly, Jesse Metcalfe and Hugh Jackman are other offenders we caught.

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CHP spokesperson Heather Hoglund said: “Texting and using a cell phone is a distraction which could cause a collision.

“We need both celebrities and parents to act as role models for their children and not to do these activities while they dive.

“In today’s society people are used to answering their phone straight way and they must fight that urge while they are behind the wheel.

“What California first lady Maria Shriver did was wrong but at least she apologized for her actions and we need everybody to be responsible not to use their cell or to text while they drive.

Colin Farrell

“People need to take advantage of the technology available to them if they have to make ‘hands free’ calls but ideally calls should only be made in emergencies.”

Maria Shriver Apologizes For Using Phone While Driving

Maria Shriver publicly apologized for her actions and donated her favorite old cell phone to Verizon through their HopeLine Program that helps domestic violence shelters.

VIDEO: Maria Shriver “I don’t Have A Cell Phone Anymore”

Ironically, it was her husband Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who supported and signed a law last year banning the use of handheld communication devices while driving in California.

On average drivers are fined $20 when they are caught and when fines are processed through the courts they can be hit with additional fees varying from $79 to $300 depending on where they are stopped.



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