Canadian man has beer while driving to ‘celebrate’ new driver’s license

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS


A 25-year-old Canadian man had his driver’s license a measly 20 minutes before he was pulled over by police, who caught him drinking a beer in “celebration” of passing his driver’s test.

The Brampton man had just gotten his G2 license — the second-level permit drivers in Canada receive before getting a full Class G license — when the Ontario Provincial Police caught him weaving in and out of traffic and speeding down a highway.

“In celebration, the driver cracked a beer and decided to drive back to Brampton on Highway 10,” Ian Michel with Caledon OPP alleged, according to the Caledon Enterprise.

The driver “flew past an unmarked police vehicle,” Michel said.


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The man had just gotten his license 20 minutes earlier when he was pulled over. Getty Images/iStockphoto

According to police, the car was operating about 30 mph over the speed limit.

Police also said the driver was weaving in and out of traffic in a “careless manner” before he was pulled over.

“I can’t even begin to understand why someone would think that drinking a beer in their vehicle while driving is a smart idea, let alone a novice driver who should be well-versed on the rules of the road,” Michel said.

After pulling the driver over they discovered an open beer inside the vehicle.


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The driver was charged with stunt driving, careless driving, novice driver with BAC above zero, driving with open liquor and several other offenses. Ontario Provincial Police / Facebook

The driver allegedly registered a blood alcohol concentration above zero — breaking a law that states new drivers must have no alcohol in their system.

The offending driver’s license was suspended for 30 days.

He was charged with stunt driving, careless driving, novice driver with BAC above zero, driving with open liquor and several other offenses, police said.

“These are not simple errors in judgment, they are choices being made that put the lives of other drivers and pedestrians at risk,” Michel said. “Simply put drivers like this kill people and don’t belong on our roads.”



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