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Vancouver Driver Caught With Phone AND Tablet Strapped To Wheel

One thing he didn't have? His licence.

11/16/2017 17:25 EST | Updated 11/17/2017 11:19 EST
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Police in Vancouver caught a driver who'd strapped a tablet and iPhone to his steering wheel.

This is not good.

Vancouver police pulled over a driver for wearing headphones on Wednesday, only to discover they were plugged into an iPhone that he'd attached to his steering wheel. The phone was right next to a tablet, which was also mounted to his steering wheel. With string!

"Can't make it up," the Vancouver police's traffic unit wrote on Twitter. "Yes, that's his ticket he's holding."

Police gave the driver an $81 ticket for failing to produce a driver's licence, the Vancouver Sun reports. He was not given a distracted driving ticket, which would have cost him $368 and four penalty points.

Observers on Twitter weren't too impressed with that detail.

The ticketing officer decided it was appropriate to educate the driver about distracted driving instead of issuing a ticket, a Vancouver police spokesman told the Sun.

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