Maria Shriver Apologizes For Driving While On A Cell Phone

Maria Shriver has apologized for breaking the law and driving in the state of California while using a cell phone – twice.

“I’m sorry,” the state’s First Lady said in a statement on her Web site, referring to photos of Shriver that emerged earlier this week, showing her driving with a phone pressed to her ear.

Maria’s husband, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, wrote on Twitter that he would be taking “swift action” over the photos.

But while the Governor didn’t detail what “swift action” meant, Maria herself decided it would involve recycling.

“I will be donating my favorite old cell phone to my Women’s Conference partner Verizon through their HopeLine program that helps domestic violence shelters,” she said in her statement, referencing the conference she is hosting later this year in Long Beach. “I invite anyone else who wants to recycle their old phone to join me. That’s my version of swift action with a higher purpose.”

Other Californians, however, who are caught by authorities breaking the law, are forced to pay money — $20 for the first offense and $50 for the second.

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