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COBB COUNTY, Georgia- Forget texting while driving, eating behind the wheel can get you in trouble in Georgia; an Alabama man said he found that out first-hand.

Madison Turner told WSB-TV that he was eating a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese from McDonald’s when he was pulled over in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia.

“The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for two miles. He said specifically three times, ‘You can’t just go down the road eating a hamburger,'” Turner told WSB.

He was cited under Georgia’s distracted driving law; the officer wrote “eating while driving” on the ticket.

Turner said he will fight the ticket.