No. F066927.

224 Cal.App.4th 150 (2014)

168 Cal. Rptr. 3d 347

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. STEVEN R. SPRIGGS, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Fifth District.

February 27, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth, Scott M. Reddie and Todd W. Baxter for Defendant and Appellant.

Kamala D. Harris , Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell , Assistant Attorney General, Daniel B. Bernstein and Doris A. Calandra , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


LEVY, Acting P. J.

While stopped in heavy traffic, Steven R. Spriggs pulled out his wireless telephone to check a map application for a way around the congestion. A California Highway Patrol officer spotted him holding his telephone, pulled him over, and issued him a traffic citation for violating Vehicle Code section 23123, subdivision (a), which prohibits drivers from "using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically...


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