Driver was operating pickup truck while seated in folding lawn chair, police allege
A pick-up truck with a folding lawn chair for a drivers seat is shown in this recent handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Thunder Bay Police Service)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:38PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:25PM EDT
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 Monday afternoon after noticing the licence 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 offences related to the condition of the truck, as well as driving while suspended, and operating a vehicle on a highway with no insurance.