BERNARDSVILLE, N.J. (AP/WTXF) - New Jersey's first lady has been ticketed in a statewide distracted driving crackdown that was ordered by her husband's attorney general.
Police say Governor Christie's wife, Mary Pat Christie, was looking down at her phone while driving. The stop came during a distracted driving string ordered by Christie's Administration.
She didn't identify herself as Republican Gov. Chris Christie's wife. But she did tell the officer she wasn't making a call. The officer told her she could not have the phone in her hand while driving.
The officer told her she was getting a ticket because he was on the distracting driving grant detail.
The first lady pleaded guilty to driving with a cellphone and paid the $250 fine. More than 20,000 distracted driving tickets were given out during the month-long statewide sting.