Yes, but he better not paw it over to you.

Cops will be watching and issuing $50 tickets if you're caught holding your phone in any way, with your hands, your feet, under your arm, between your breasts.  Get caught a second time, and the fine will be no less than $250.  That buys a lot of dog food.

As all aspects of smartphones gained in popularity, so have accidents caused by distracted driving.  The two have gone hand-in-hand, so to speak.

Those gabbing on cells as they cruise through busy intersections or with a cell stuck to their ear as they begin to drift over the center line, will be fined, if they're caught.

Maine just became a whole lot safer.  We hope.

So yes, your dog can now use a cell phone while you're driving in Maine, but you cannot, legally.