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Schwarzenegger vows 'swift action' after Maria Shriver caught driving with cellphone

October 13, 2009 |  4:18 pm

Maria-shriverUh oh! Maria Shriver better call for help.

After pictures surfaced of Shriver behind the wheel with a cellphone held up to her ear, the public turned to the celeb's husband -- who also happens to be the governor of California, a state where in-car cellphone use without a hands-free set is outlawed.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sent a message on Twitter today, writing, "Thanks for bringing her violations to my attention, @harveylevintmz. There's going to be swift action."

So, do you suppose the Republican will ground his Democratic spouse or take away her overflow minutes?

Harvey Levin, whom Schwarzenegger addressed in his tweet, is the editor of TMZ, which posted the pictures of Shriver's naughty chat-ride.

What kind of swift action might that be? At the very least, we expect her to pay the $20 fine. Hey, when the state government is bankrupt, every dollar counts -- even if it comes from the governor's bank account. (Although, in fairness, we should note the governor has accepted no state salary since taking office.)

-- Mark Milian

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