Singer Beyonce fined for texting while driving
Some people try to use their fame to get special privileges. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It seems that for a New York policeman, singer Beyonce is just like every other driver on the road.
According to Star Magazine, the pop singer was pulled over in Brooklyn on June 23 after she was caught texting while driving by a NYPD officer. Report says she tried to get out of her ticket by using her celebrity status, to no avail.
“Beyoncé was really embarrassed because she only recently got her driver’s license,” said a witness. “She tried to charm that cop and told him she had no idea that texting while driving was against the law. He had no idea who she was. He just slapped her with the ticket, which was worth more than $100!”
Beyonce joins the growing list of celebrities caught texting while driving in the last few months. Earlier this year, journalist Lisa Ling admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she sends text messages while driving. In October 2009, soccer star David Beckham was photographed typing on his phone with his right hand while driving, and even Maria Shriver, wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, was caught doing so last year.
The maximum fine for texting while driving in New York is $150.
Source: My Joy Online, July 26, 2010