A comedy of errors for Edmonton driver

Watching an episode of the TV comedy Tosh.0 while driving through a snowstorm on the weekend turned out to be no laughing matter for a 28-year-old Edmonton man.

Alberta Sheriffs were alerted by a concerned motorist about a vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 2 near Carstairs in central Alberta.

Witnesses say a red car was exhibiting a "irregular driving pattern". As they passed the vehicle it became clear why the driver was having trouble staying in his lane. He had his laptop open on the dash and was watching an episode of Tosh.0.

The show, hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh, pokes fun at videos from the Internet — often at the moronic antics of some drivers.

"Unfortunately, our officers see this kind of driver behaviour on Highway 2 far more often than we would like. This is the third time in recent memory that our officers have caught drivers watching video while behind the wheel, and in this particular case — in the middle of a snowstorm," said Acting Sheriff Sergeant Jason Graw.

"Obviously, this is concerning to us given that about 30 per cent of fatal collisions in our province are attributable to distracted driving."

With the white “glow” emanating from the windows of the vehicle, officers had no trouble locating it on the highway.

The driver and lone occupant — a 28 year old Edmonton an — was issued tickets for distracted driving and failing to produce a valid insurance card. His name wasn't released.



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