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Man Has to Pay $287 At Coffee Drive-Thru

On November 26, A.J. Daoust was at a local Tim Hortons drive-thru in Canada to order a cup of coffee.

He was still waiting for his turn so, he grabbed his phone. Almost immediately, he heard a tap on his door. AJ said, “I didn’t really know what was going on. I thought maybe it was somebody getting donations for something, but it turns out it was a policeman.”

He was ticketed for "distracted driving," which would cost him $287. AJ stated, “I said, ‘In a drive-thru? Really?' He was definitely within his rights…but to me this is ridiculous. It’s just kind of heavy-handed. Once he gave me the ticket, I was absolutely livid. He got an earful from me.”

According to CTV News, The Alberta Highway Traffic Act “restricts drivers from using a hand-held cell phone, texting or emailing while behind the wheel. The legislation applies to drivers on publicly and privately-owned property that drivers are permitted to use for the passage or parking of vehicles."

Jeff Kasbrick, vice president of government and stakeholder relations at Alberta Motor Association said, “There’s the classic, that we see all the time, which is at a red light people will sometimes pull out their cell phones. That’s considered a distraction.”

Photo: Opposing Views, Fox 5 NY

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