Laughing while driving could land you in jail!

March 5th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 5 (ANI): A motorist was stopped by a police officer and questioned because he was laughing while driving.

Gary Saunders, managing director of Spontex Workwear, of Liverpool, was using a hands-free phone when he burst out laughing at a joke told by his friend, who he was talking to.

However, Mersey Tunnels Police failed to see the funny side and ordered the Liverpool businessman to pull over.

When Saunders got out of his car, the policeman told him: “Laughing while driving a car can be an offence.”

After lengthy questioning, the officer concluded there was nothing he could book Gary for and let him go.

The officer took another hour-and-a-half of Saunders” time by ordering him to produce his licence and other documents at a police station.

Saunders said the delay meant that he missed an important appointment.

I couldnt believe it. I was driving very safely and took a call from a friend, the Mirror quoted Saunders, as saying.

He said something funny and I was laughing simple as that. I never took my eyes off the road and I was in full control of the car.

Then I saw a police car flashing its lights. He said I was laughing too much. I was kept there for 35 minutes answering these unrelated questions.

It was no joke, added Gary.

Supt Hagger of the Mersey Tunnels Police said he didnt know the full details. (ANI)

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