Dave Grohl stopped for talking on phone while driving

13/09/11

Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl has been pulled over for speeding and talking on a mobile phone.

The US rocker was on his way to film an appearance on the Conan O'Brien talk show when he was stopped by Los Angeles police.

Grohl decided to phone producers of the show as he was running late for the recording of the interview.

He later admitted that the police were understanding of the situation.

"He let me off with a warning for the speeding but gave me the thing-a-ding (ticket) for talking on the phone."

It is against the law to drive in California while holding and using a mobile phone.