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Wednesday November 26th, 2014

Posted at 3:55pm

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A Windsor truck driver was charged after police allege he was watching a movie while driving on the 401.

OPP in Northumberland, Ontario pulled over the westbound truck around 1am, Wednesday morning, after they received a call that the driver appeared to be watching a movie.

The driver, 43-year-old Gabor Szabo from Windsor was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for the offence of ‘driving with a display screen visible to the driver.’

Police say the offence, under the Highway Traffic Act, carries a $225 fine plus victim surcharges. The total fine is $280.

“With the heightened awareness surrounding the distracted driving laws it is shocking to see these types of offences,” said OPP Acting Inspector Rob Kobayashi. “I am pleased to see a community member taking the time to alert us to these poor driving behaviours.”

Police note that distracted driving caused 86 deaths on OPP patrolled roads in 2013.

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