A Google Glass “explorer” went to court Tuesday for using the new eyeglass computer while driving in California.
Cecilia Abadie was one of 10,000 to receive the device early for testing. According to California authorities, that can’t include driving.
Abadie pleaded not guilty in San Diego traffic court to her October charge of driving 80-mph in a 65-mph zone while using a distracting electronic device.
Part of Abadie’s defense claims the device was not on while she was driving, but only activated when she looked up at the officer that pulled her over.
The other part states the citation she received only applies to devices with a screen.
Delaware, West Virginia and New Jersey have already drafted bills that would specifically outlaw using a Google Glass while driving.
A spokesman for Google said he was unaware of any other Google Glass traffic violations, making Abadie’s the first — but likely not the last — as more developers are moving into the wearable tech market.
“Read up and follow the law,” Google’s website reads. “Above all, even when you’re following the law, don’t hurt yourself or others by failing to pay attention to the road.”
Abadie’s attorney told The Associated Press she will testify against the charges in January.