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Halifax Police Ticket Woman Caught Driving Snow-Covered Car

01/21/2016 12:08 EST

A day after Ontario police ticketed an elderly man “too old and weak” to clear snow off his windshield, Halifax authorities busted a driver with a more creative excuse.

On Wednesday, Halifax police posted a photo of a car half-covered under several inches of snow, its driver hiding her face behind the wheel.

Police described the winter spectacle as a “moving snowbank.”

“Hard to find words for this one,” said police in the photo’s description, adding, “The driver was on the way to the car wash to melt the snow.”

The 37-year-old driver was given a $180 ticket for failing to clear snow off her car. (Photo: Halifax Regional Police/Facebook)

The 37-year-old driver was handed a $180 ticket. Police took a photo of her car and shared it with the public as a means of deterring others from leaning on the same lazy logic after a heavy snowfall.

On Tuesday, police caught an 80-year-old man in Brussels, Ont. driving a car covered with a thick layer of snow — with exception to a hole cleared on the driver’s side of the windshield.

Ontario Provincial Police spokesperson James Stanley told HuffPost Canada the driver had explained to the officer who stopped him that he was “too old and weak to brush off the entire windshield.”

What followed was a stern lesson about road safety — and a good deed.

“The officer ticketed him, educated him and helped him remove the snow from his windows,” Stanley said.

With files from The Canadian Press

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