Woman Pulled Over for Drinking Coffee and Driving

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Lindsey Krieger was pulled over in Minnesota on Monday morning after a police officer saw her drink a sip of coffee while driving on the freeway. Krieger says she was driving up the ramp to the highway and getting ready to merge, when the officer "tailed her and threw on the squad [car's] lights." She says, "I didn't even have enough time to merge... so I wasn't speeding yet or anything."

“I was completely dumbfounded,” Krieger said.  “I thought it was a joke!”

The police asked Lindsey if she knew why she was pulled over. “She was like, ‘Do you know what you were doing wrong? Do you know why you were pulled over?’ I said, ‘no I have no idea what you’re talking about.‘ And finally after asking me a few more times she says, ‘Drinking coffee. It’s against the law to drink coffee while you’re driving."

Krieger was only given a warning for her coffee, but received a ticket for not wearing a seat-belt, which she will contest in court. 

Jon Cummings with Minnesotans for Safe Driving was thought this incident has the cops focusing on the wrong people. "Every car you drive in has cup holders in it. You don’t have to go three blocks before you see somebody doing something really dangerous. Those are the people we should be focusing on," said Cummings.