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Man pulls over Montreal police for making an illegal left turn, gets $162 ticket for his trouble

When Pierrefonds, Quebec resident Michael Reilley saw two Montreal police officers making an illegal left turn in front of him over the weekend, he did what most of us wouldn't do. He followed the police car, flashed his high beams, and honked his horn to get them to pull over. Then he pointed out their traffic violation....
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When Pierrefonds, Quebec resident Michael Reilley saw two Montreal police officers making an illegal left turn in front of him over the weekend, he did what most of us wouldn't do. He followed the police car, flashed his high beams, and honked his horn to get them to pull over. Then he pointed out their traffic violation.

"I see police officers going through stop signs regularly, going through red lights, making U-turns without their dome lights and it just struck a nerve," Reilley tells Carol.

He was able to get the police car to pull over, and the officers claimed they were on a call. According to Reilley, he countered that if that were the case, that the police should have flashed their roof lights.

Eventually, the police gave Reilley a $162 ticket for "unnecessarily using the horn of an auto in traffic," he says.

Hear Carol's full interview with Reilley to find out what happened next.

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