Police say a man was taking a selfie while driving in Framingham.
With a cigarette in one hand and his phone in the other taking a selfie video, Abdulrahman Jawad drove down Union Avenue in Framinghm.
With the top down driving his brother’s rented Mustang home from work, Jawad said he just couldn’t resist.
"It was like nice weather, nice car and it was the last day of the car so it was like, ‘Might as well record myself,’ just like anybody also driving any nice car decides to record themselves."
Framingham Police stopped Jawad and charged him with crossing the yellow lines, unsafe operation involving a phone and failure to stop for a police officer.
Jawad insisted he drove under the speed limit and kept his eye on the road, but he also admits driving down the road was the wrong time to take a selfie.
"I don’t think it should be that big of a deal, but I know I did a mistake by actually recording and driving, because they say it might distract me from driving," he said.
According to court records, Jawad was fined $100.
The failure to stop charge was dropped, but Jawad was found responsible for unsafe operation and crossing the lines.
Jawad said he has learned his lesson.
"No more video while driving," he said. "I just have to do what I got to do. Go back from work, come back from work and if I want to have fun I’m not gonna be driving."
— Dan Hausle (@dhausleon7) April 20, 2016
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