ALBERTA

Red Deer Man Charged With Watching A Movie While Driving

11/28/2013 05:51 EST | Updated 01/28/2014 05:59 EST
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CARSTAIRS, Alta. - An Alberta man has been charged with watching a movie while driving.

Traffic unit officers were dispatched Wednesday night after a complaint came in about someone watching a movie on a laptop while driving a minivan on Highway 2 near Carstairs, Alta.

An officer found the blue Chrysler minivan and saw the driver watching "The Lone Ranger."

“He didn’t really say why he was watching the movie but I think it’s just one of those things that he wanted to pass the time while he was driving,” said Sheriff Jason Graw.

Graw said luckily no one was hurt.

“It’s obviously very concerning behaviour to us. Even a momentary lapse in attention can result in a very serious injury.”

A 42-year old male from Red Deer was given a ticket for distracted driving, which is a $172 fine.

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