SEATTLE (AP) - A 43-year-old Washington woman was given a $136 ticket this week for breast-feeding while driving.
The Seattle Times reports (https://is.gd/nxbX7D ) the woman was pulled over on Interstate 5 around 7 p.m. Wednesday after someone called 911 to report a child sitting in a driver’s lap.
State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis says that when the trooper approached the car, he could tell that the woman was breast-feeding.
The woman admitted she was breast feeding and had done it before because her 1-year-old son screams uncontrollably when he’s hungry.
Francis says they had a talk about safety and parental responsibility and the officer issued a ticket for child-restraint violation.
Court records show the woman has a history of driving infractions, including using a cellphone while driving, speeding and following too closely.
Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com
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