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He really blew it: Waterdown man charged for playing flute while driving

Halton police has charged a Waterdown man for playing the flute while driving in Burlington, Ont.

A tweet from Halton police stated the man was following along to a song playing on his iPod

A man was charged after police say he was driving in Burlington, Ont., while playing a flute. (@OPP_WR/Twitter)

Halton police has charged a Waterdown man for playing the flute while driving in Burlington, Ont.

Const. Steve Elms said the driver, in his 40s, was stopped at a red light playing his flute with both hands.

Elms said the light turned green and the man started driving — while still playing the flute.

A tweet from Halton police stated the man was following along to a song playing on his iPod.

"I cannot advise what song was being played on the flute at the time," Elms said.

The driver was charged with Start From Stopped Position Not in Safety, under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.

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