Maria Shriver: Sorry
California first lady Maria Shriver apologized Wednesday for driving while talking on her cell phone without using a hands-free device.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday Shriver had some explaining to do after photos appeared online showing her on her cell phone while driving.
Schwarzenegger signed a 2008 law making it illegal to be on the phone while behind the wheel, as it appears Shriver was in the images posted by TMZ.com and SplashNews.com.
The governor took to Twitter late Tuesday to announce that Shriver was in trouble for her apparent law breaking on the streets of Brentwood, Calif., KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported.
"Thanks for bringing her violation to my attention." Schwarzenegger wrote. "There's going to be swift action."
"I'm sorry," Shriver said in a statement Wednesday.
She said she would donate the cell phone shown in the online photos -- which appeared to be bulky and outdated -- to a program that helps domestic violence shelters, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"That's my version of swift action with a higher purpose," Shriver said.
Submitted by Bill Dalton on October 16, 2009 - 9:03am.