NJ Mayor Ticketed for Driving While on Cell Phone

Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry says he was wrong for breaking the law and will pay the fine

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    A New Jersey mayor is praising a police officer in his hometown for ticketing him for driving while talking on a cellphone.

    Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry was about to turn into the municipal complex when he was pulled over and given a summons on Tuesday.

    Henry tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he was wrong for violating the law and will pay the $100 fine.

    It's against the law in New Jersey for motorists to talk or text on cellphones.      

    The mayor says he normally uses a hands-free device, which is allowed, but apparently he had taken it out of his vehicle.

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