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Woman fighting ticket over cell phone tucked in hijab

CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A California woman is fighting a ticket she received for talking on her cellphone, even though it was tucked inside her hijab.

Lena Khan says she was pulled over in January while talking hands-free on her iPhone.

The officer who pulled her over ticketed her for not wearing a seatbelt and using her cellphone.

California allows people to talk on their phones while driving as long as its hands free.

Khan says that's exactly what she was doing.

"I think he was in a hurry or something. He was basically unsure, and he said, 'Well, I'm gonna write you up and you can tell it to the court,'" said Lena Khan. "I don't really think the law requires us to buy expensive headsets, just not to break the law. I wasn't distracted, I was never using my hands."

Other law enforcement agencies say the code is up to an individual officer to interpret.

Khan is fighting the ticket in court because she believes she was still following the law.