LAS VEGAS — At first, Stephanie Fragoso thought it was an April Fools’ joke.
It was April 1, after all, when a trooper pulled Fragoso over for distracted driving, according to KLAS. Fragoso said the trooper cited her for putting on makeup while driving.
“I told him it was Chapstick,” Fragoso said, according to KLAS. She said she was applying it while stopped at a red light.
But according to KLAS, the Nevada Highway Patrol was on a campaign that day to crack down on distracted drivers, and on Wednesday, Fragoso was one of them.
“[The trooper] said, ‘It could have been anything; you could have been drinking water, shaving your legs,'” said Fragoso, according to KLAS.
She was issued a $200 ticket.
KLAS reported that, according to law enforcement officers, drivers under the county ordinance can be ticketed for any distraction that takes their focus away from the road and their hands off the wheel.
Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Loy Hixson told the station, “[The ordinance] states that when a person is operating a vehicle they must provide full attention to the driving so that it won’t render that action to be unsafe.”
Hixson said he’d seen many forms of distracted driving.
“One time, when I was driving down U.S. 95, I saw a lady watching a movie on her iPad and the iPad was attached to her steering wheel with Velcro,” he told KLAS.
Along with her $200 fine, Fragoso’s ticket will now go against her driving record, KLAS reports.