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.READ MORE: Next Weather: Slightly-Warmer Wednesday, Severe Storms Possible Thursday
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.READ MORE: VeeCon To Brings Thousands, Including Some Big Celebs, To Downtown Minneapolis
When the officer asked him why, the man responded: “I don’t know.” The driver said it was a James Patterson book.MORE NEWS: What Are The Benefits Of Ramp Meters?
The man was given a ticket. Eagan police say any type of distracted driving is unacceptable.