NJ Attorney General Orders Statewide Distracted Driving Crackdown -- And Christie's Wife Gets Busted - NBC 10 Philadelphia

NJ Attorney General Orders Statewide Distracted Driving Crackdown -- And Christie's Wife Gets Busted

The first lady pleaded guilty to driving with a cellphone and paid the $250 fine

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    Chris Christie's Wife Busted in NJ Driving Sting

    She was caught red-handed. (Published Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017)

    New Jersey's first lady got ticketed in a statewide distracted driving crackdown that was ordered by her husband's attorney general. 

    NJ Advance Media reports Mary Pat Christie was stopped while driving with a cellphone in her hand on April 10 in Bernardsville by a police officer assigned to the grant-funded program that targeted texting and other distracted driving. 

    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.