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Web Watch: Google Glass driver cleared

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TEMECULA, Calif. -

A few weeks ago we told you about a woman who was pulled over and ticketed for driving while wearing the Google Glass.

She said she wasn't using the technology at the time, but the officer said regardless it violated the rules of the road in California.

Thursday, Cecelia Abadie was in court wearing the exact device that got her there in the first place. The officer who ticketed Abadie says the rule is you can't use video devices while driving and called an expert witness to explain why the Google Glass is a distraction. However, the expert had never used a Google Glass himself. So the judge threw his testimony out as well as the charges.

Abadie's lawyer says this ruling shows that just like driving while on a cellphone, the officer has to prove the driver was using the device and not just holding it, or in this case wearing it. Abadie says the Google Glass does not create any blind spots and she thinks these hands-free devices make the roads safer. When was asked if anyone from Google was there in court or helped her in the case Abadie replied, "No comment."

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