Brickbat: Forget the Hands, Here's a Finger


A judge in British Columbia, Canada, has found Patrick Henry Grzelak guilty of violating the province's "hands free" driving law even though Grzelak didn't have his phone in his hand. In fact, the phone was not only property stored, it had a dead battery. But Grzelak had his earbuds in and they were plugged into the phone. Justice Brent Adair said if the earbuds were plugged in that makes them part of the phone, so Grzelak was in fact holding the phone for the purposes of the law.