Yesterday, the paparazzi caught Maria Shriver breaking the law. The First Lady of California was snapped by the paps with a cell phone in her hand — clearly breaking her state’s ban against driving under the influence of a cell phone without a hands-free headset. What kind of example is she setting for their 16-year-old?
The Governator has promised to take care of the matter, telling TMZ:
Thanks for bringing her violations to my attention. There’s going to be swift action.”
I’m seriously curious how Arnold will be handling this situation on the home front. He’s got a 16-year-old son, Patrick, on the roads now and another son, Christopher, who’ll be taking driver’s ed in a few years.
So, whatever “swift action” Maria and Arnold take, it’s got to make a serious statement. After all, how can the government expect the ban to make the streets safer for kids if his own family won’t take it seriously.
According to California law, the fine is $20 for first-timers and $50 for repeat offenders.