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.

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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.

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

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