Police in western Quebec say an officer was driving over a vehicle near Gatineau, Que. this week with an “unorthodox and unusual” method of transporting an off-road vehicle that was strapped to the roof of the car.
MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais police shared a picture of a Mazda 3 with an ATV strapped to the roof with a single strap.
An officer was driving on Route 309 in L’Ange-Gardien just before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when they saw the car driving south with the ATV on the roof.
“Once it had all aroused their curiosity, they made a U-turn and eventually intercepted the driver who was already on Hwy. 50 toward Gatineau,” police said in a statement.
Police say the 29-year-old driver from Val-des-Bois was driving with a disqualified driver’s license for several unpaid fines.
“Not to mention the unorthodox and unusual method of transporting an off-road vehicle,” police said. “The vehicle was held in place with only one belt, which passed inside the car. It should be noted that due to the weight of the ATV, the four shocks from the Mazda were all crushed, so that made it almost impossible to drive the vehicle. “
The vehicle did not belong to the driver, but it was seized for 30 days. The driver received a $ 494 fine for driving with a disqualified driver’s license, while the owner of the vehicle received a $ 494 ticket for allowing someone to drive with a disqualified driver’s license, according to police.
“Other fines are possible and will be issued at a later date regarding the securing of the famous cargo,” police said. “During storage, the ATV was apparently lowered from the roof by the owner, who rolled the ATV into the windshield and hood of the car.”