Western Quebec police say a police officer pulled over a vehicle near Gatineau, Quebec. this week with an “unorthodox and unusual” method of transporting an all-terrain vehicle, which was attached to the roof of the car.
MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais police shared a photo of a Mazda 3 with an ATV strapped to the roof with a single strap.
An officer was traveling on Route 309 in L’Ange-Gardien just before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when he saw the car traveling south with the ATV on the roof.
“As all of this had piqued their curiosity, they turned around and finally intercepted the driver who was already on Highway 50 towards Gatineau,” police said in a statement.
According to police, the 29-year-old driver from Val-des-Bois was driving with a suspended license for numerous unpaid fines.
“Not to mention the unorthodox and unusual method of transporting an all-terrain vehicle,” police said. “The vehicle was held in place with a single strap, which ran inside the car. driving the vehicle almost impossible.”
The vehicle did not belong to the driver, but was seized for 30 days. The driver was fined $494 for driving with a suspended license, while the owner of the vehicle was fined $494 for allowing someone to drive with a suspended license, according to police.
“Other fines are possible and will be pronounced later concerning the securing of the famous cargo”, specified the police. “While in storage, the ATV was obviously taken off the roof by the owner, who rolled the ATV into the windshield and hood of the car.”