MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A driver had a novel excuse for distracted driving: he says his book was too good to put down.

An Eagan police officer spotted a car swerving and driving 15 miles below the speed limit on Dodd Road Tuesday afternoon.

The officer pulled him over and asked him what was going on. The man confessed to reading an e-book on his tablet computer while driving.

When the officer asked him why, the man responded: “I don’t know.” The driver said it was a James Patterson book.

The man was given a ticket. Eagan police say any type of distracted driving is unacceptable.