Police in Oakville, Ont. are reminding drivers that being on your phone while driving is never all right — even if you’re using your device to watch the Toronto Raptors’ victory parade.
Halton Regional Police Service caught a driver Monday watching the celebration on their phone in a busy intersection.
Const. Marc Taraso took to Twitter to urge drivers to put their phones down.
“It may be #WeTheNorthDay but I dont [sic] recommend trying to watch the #RaptorsVictoryParade on your phone while driving – this driver was doing just that,” he wrote in the tweet.
It may be #WeTheNorthDay but I dont recommend trying to watch the #RaptorsVictoryParade on your phone while driving – this driver was doing just that….at Trafalgar/Dundas – one of the (if not the) busiest intersection in the Region – #DistractedDriving ticket issued. pic.twitter.com/To9oPR4Av0
— Cst. Marc Taraso (@MT9345) June 17, 2019
The driver was charged with distracted driving, and faces a fine of $615, three demerit points and a three-day licence suspension, according to a story in the Oakville Beaver.