A woman in England was fined £145 (that's $200 in real American bucks) for eating a banana while driving, and it wasn't even "seductively." Elsa Harris is a 45-year-old single mother in a town called Christchurch. Recently, she found herself stuck in a traffic jam and needed a fruity snack.
When a police officer saw her take her hand off the wheel to peel the banana, she was charged with distracted driving. Ms. Harris appealed the fine on the spot, but ultimately pleaded guilty because she figured she would lose in court.
Not only did she have to pay a fine, but she also got penalty points that will hike up her insurance.
"It is the same crime as someone who has knocked a pedestrian over - while mine are for eating a banana," she told The Daily Mail.
Her local police put out a Facebook post defending their decision to prosecute, and included puns so that people would think they're cool, even thought they're clearly the worst: