Cops can­cel se­nior’s ticket, apol­o­gize

Edmonton Sun - - COFFEE BREAK -

VAN­COU­VER — the son of a 71-year-old woman tick­eted for dis­tracted driv­ing in down­town Van­cou­ver says a $368 ci­ta­tion is­sued to his mother has been can­celled by po­lice with an apol­ogy.

trevor Kramer says his mother randi was tick­eted Mon­day be­cause her cell­phone was charg­ing in the front-seat cup holder.

Kramer says she ex­plained she was look­ing straight ahead with both hands on the wheel be­fore be­ing stopped, tick­eted and told the phone was not al­lowed to be vis­i­ble.

Kramer com­plained on­line about the ticket, which caught the at­ten­tion of a Van­cou­ver lawyer who spe­cial­izes in such cases and of­fered to in­ter­vene.

Kyla Lee says she told po­lice the ticket was un­nec­es­sary be­cause randi Kramer’s ac­tions posed no risk of caus­ing an ac­ci­dent.

Kramer says the ticket was can­celled and a sergeant phoned his mother to apol­o­gize.

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