British Columbia

Distracted driver racks up $736 in fines in 8 minutes, caught twice

An expensive eight minutes.

The two tickets were issued within six blocks of each other

B.C.'s tough distracted driving laws give police wide latitude to ticket if they see a driver touching or looking at a phone at all. (David Horemans/CBC)

A distracted driver in Vancouver accumulated not one, but two $368 tickets for using an electronic device while driving on Wednesday.

And it all went down within an eight minute span, just six blocks apart.

The Vancouver Police Department posted about the incident on their Twitter account dedicated to traffic updates.

According to police, the first ticket was issued at 2:22 p.m.PT at 2500 Granville Street, near the intersection with West Broadway.

The second ticket was given at 3100 Granville Street at 2:30 p.m.PT.

The driver, who was behind the wheel of a rented grey Hyundai Accent, incurred a total of $736 in fines.

They also earned eight penalty points on their license, worth an additional $520 in fees.

The driver, driving a rented grey Hyundai Accent, incurred a total of $736 in fines, and a deduction of eight points. (Vancouver Police Department/Twitter)