Mac & Mike's Pick: Not Guilty

By WEEK Producer

March 2, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 4:02 AM CDT

Recently in California, this college student showed there's a reason to have your phone on when you're driving. That's because he wasn't driving with it...he was using it as a GPS.

And, it got him out of a speeding ticket.....

Sahas Katta rarely goes anywhere without his HTC-Evo 4g phone, and he's got at least fifty applications on it for just about anything. And that includes a Droid app called "My Tracks".

So, he was driving around the University of California-Davis when he was pulled over for speeding: Forty miles an hour in a 25 mile an hour zone.

When he got home, he realized the "my tracks app" was running the whole time.

Sahas printed out the data from that trip -- the distance traveled, his average speed, his maximum speed: 26 miles an hour. With that, he went to traffic court.

The judge was impressed, and declared him "not guilty". So, his phone got him out of a ticket.

For the record--this only works if you're NOT speeding.

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