Police charge tractor trailer driver with dashboard TV

A transport driver has been charged after police found a DVD player with a seven-inch television screen on his dashboard.

A transport driver has been charged after police found a DVD player with a seven-inch television screen on his dashboard.

Ontario Provincial Police had stopped the driver last Thursday on Nov. 28 after they noticed him travelling west on Highway 401 just west of Kingston in Loyalist Township. He was travelling from Laval, Que. to Toronto.

When they pulled him over, they discovered the DVD player and screen next to his GPS. They said he also an iPad stand affixed to the floor, with an extendable arm located beside his right knee and positioned directly toward him.

He was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with operating a television visible to the driver.

In a statement, OPP deputy commissioner Larry Beechey said of the 67 people killed in fatal vehicle collisions in OPP jurisdictions this year, 19 were victims of an inattentive driver.

“These families have had their lives changed forever and for what”? said Beechey.

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