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Google Glass Driver Found Not Guilty



Cecilia Abadie made history last October when she became the first person in the world to receive any kind of legal sanction for wearing Google Glass. Now she’s made history again — a San Diego court cleared her of the ticket in question.

Abadie was wearing the reality-augmenting eyewear when she was stopped for speeding on the evening of Oct. 29. The California highway patrolman who pulled her over added a second charge to the moving violation: “Driving with monitor visible to driver (Google Glass).”

The officer was on shaky legal ground, however. The only way you can make such a charge stick under the California Vehicle Code is if you can prove that the monitor was actually on. Abadie swears her Google Glass was off; it just happened to be still on her face. Read more…

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