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Tom Tunney Is a Chatty Cathy (While Driving)

By Alicia Dorr in News on Oct 16, 2007 6:42PM

2007_10_16.tunney.jpgUndeniable proof that cops actually are cracking down on drivers who disregard the cell phone ban: Alderman Tom Tunney got a ticket for talking on his cell phone while driving.

Tunney voted in favor of the ban when crazy Uncle Natarus finally got it before the council. He pointed out that he was talking about city business when he was pulled over. While the violation isn't totally outrageous, like if someone saw Joe Moore munching on some foie gras, it's still pretty embarrassing. It's also a good reminder for other drivers in the city who may have, say, completely disregarded it for the last two years that the ban exists. If you get caught, you'll have to pay a fine.

The story's not quite done, though; Police are now investigating whether they violated protocol when they hand-returned Tunney's license.