Cecilia Abadie picked up a speeding ticket on the I-15 in San Diego in October. So did a lot of people, but what made her newsworthy is that she was wearing Google Glass at the time. Yesterday, Reuters said, she beat the ticket for the same reason that a lot of people hate Glass: the judge said no one could prove that it was turned on at the time.
Abadie was allegedly doing 85 in a 65 zone in her Prius when she was pulled over. The trooper saw that she was wearing Glass and cited her for distracted driving. Abadie, by all accounts, got a little argumentative about it, which probably didn’t help. She was acquitted on the speeding ticket, too, because no one showed up to testify that the radar gun was properly calibrated.
Note that this isn’t a full pass for driving while Googled:
[Court Commissioner John] Blair had said during the hearing that Google Glass “falls within the purview and intent” of the ban on driving with a monitor enacted by the California legislature.