Washington Woman Ticketed for Breastfeeding While Driving

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A Mountlake Terrace woman was ticketed Wednesday night for breastfeeding while driving, and it's not the first time she's been busted.

A driver called 911 sometime before 7 p.m. to report a woman driving northbound on I-5 with a baby on her lap, according to trooper Mark Francis.

Trooper Rocky Oliphant stopped the Honda Accord at the 41st Street exit in Everett, and when he approached the woman he realized she was breastfeeding a baby.

The 44-year-old woman admitted to driving while breastfeeding, but said her 1-year-old baby was crying uncontrollably and she couldn't think of anything else to do.

The woman, who has not been identified, also admitted to being stopped for the same thing in the past.

"Her job is to keep the child safe, rather than making sure he's happy while she's driving down the road," said Oliphant, who called the woman's actions "inappropriate and unsafe."

He wrote the woman a $136 ticket for driving with an unrestrained child.

The woman had a car seat in the back seat of the car, and before he left Oliphant made sure the toddler was properly restrained.

This article originally appeared on Local 12 News

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