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.
Court of Appeals of California, Fifth District.
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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