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Ontario man ticketed for allegedly watching Toronto Raptors parade while driving

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.


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.