A 25-year-old Canadian man had his driver’s license just 20 minutes before he was stopped by police, who caught him drinking a beer to “celebrate” his driver’s license.
The Brampton man had just obtained his G2 license — the second-tier license that drivers in Canada receive before obtaining a full Class G license — when Ontario Provincial Police caught him weaving through traffic and speeding down a highway.
“To celebrate, the driver had a beer and decided to head back to Brampton on Highway 10,” said Ian Michel of the Caledon OPP, according to Caledon Enterprise.
The driver “flew over an unmarked police vehicle,” Michel said.
Police say the car was traveling approximately 30 mph over the speed limit.
Police also said the driver was weaving into traffic in a “reckless” manner before being arrested.
“I can’t even understand why anyone would think that drinking a beer in their vehicle while driving is a good idea, much less a novice driver who should be well versed in the rules of the road,” Michel said.
After stopping the driver, they discovered an open beer inside the vehicle.
The driver allegedly registered a blood alcohol level above zero, violating a law that states new drivers must not have alcohol in their system.
The driver’s license in question was suspended for 30 days.
He was charged with stunt driving, reckless driving, being a novice driver with a blood alcohol level above zero, driving with open alcohol and several other offenses, police said.
“These are not simple errors of judgment, these are choices that endanger the lives of other drivers and pedestrians,” Michel said. “Suffice it to say, drivers like this kill people and have no place on our roads.”