Driver drove pickup while seated in folding lawn chair

Driver drove pickup while seated in folding lawn chair
A pick-up truck with a folding lawn chair for a drivers seat is shown in this recent handout photo. Police say a driver pulled over in Thunder Bay, Ont., had an unusual seating arrangement -- a folding lawn chair. They say an officer stopped a pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon after noticing the licence plates were allegedly not authorized for that vehicle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Thunder Bay Police Service

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police say a driver pulled over in Thunder Bay, Ont., had an unusual seating arrangement — a folding lawn chair where a driver’s seat should have been.

They say an officer stopped a pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon after noticing the license plates were allegedly not authorized for that vehicle.

Upon approaching the driver, police say the officer noticed the suspicious seating arrangement — the driver was sitting in a lawn chair placed in front of the steering wheel.

And investigators say that wasn’t the only thing wrong with the pickup.

They say it was impounded for a multitude of defects, including a broken windshield blocking the driver’s view, a defective door handle that effectively trapped the driver inside the truck, and no seatbelt buckles.

Police say a young driver is charged with a number of offenses related to the condition of the truck, as well as driving while suspended, and operating a vehicle on a highway with no insurance.

 

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The lawnchair wasn’t the only issue. Truck in disrepair, young driver uninsured and suspended. @tbpstraffic

Full Media Release: https://www.thunderbaypolice.ca/news/unsafe-vehicle-nets-youth-multiple-charges 

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