An Ottawa man faces an almost $500 fine and a careless driving charge for driving while eating rotisserie chicken in a large white bowl on his lap.

Ontario Provincial Police say the man, 58, passed an unmarked police vehicle on Highway 417 eastbound just after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The officer reported the man was driving with his knees and grabbing the wheel occasionally while eating chicken.

The driver was also observed weaving outside his lane, following too closely and changing lanes without signalling.