Woman ticketed in Nevada for driving and using Chapstick

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LAS VEGAS — A Nevada woman was cited on April Fools’ Day for driving and using Chapstick.

At 8 a.m. April 1, Stephanie Fragoso was at a red light when she was pulled over and cited for putting on makeup.

Fragoso thought the ticket was a joke and told the police officer it was just Chapstick.

“He said, ‘It could have been anything. You could have been drinking water [or] shaving your legs,’” Fragoso said.

The citation was no joke. Fragoso owes $200 and she has points against her driving record  for putting on Chapstick while driving.

Trooper Loy Hixson said it’s a city and county ordinance most people don’t know about.

“It states that when a person is operating a vehicle that they must provide full attention to the driving so as not to render that action to be unsafe,” Hixson said.

In other words, troopers can issue tickets for anything that takes a person’s eyes off the road or hands off the wheel.

“They may be eating,” Hixson said. “I have seen men that are actually shaving with their electric razors.”

Each ticket is issued on a case-by-case basis. In this case, Fragoso said it’s a lesson she never wants to learn again.

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