Eating a bagel might not be the same thing as talking on a cell phone, but as far as police are concerned, they both equal the same thing- distracted driving.
A Deerfield officer cited a driver, Kyle Wright of Amherst, for impeded operation when he reportedly saw him eating a bagel with two hands while driving, and no hands on the wheel.
The driver received a 45-dollar citation. Impeded operation can cover a range of offenses, like texting, shaving or having distracting objects hanging from the rear view mirror.
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