Police officer fines man for warming up car in own driveway

Police officer fines man for warming up car in own driveway

There are lots of things that can get you a traffic fine, but who would have thought warming up your car in your own driveway was one of them?

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Are you one of those people who likes to leave your car unattended while you warm it up? Well, it seems it’s not a good idea even if done in your own driveway, unless of course you don’t mind paying a traffic fine.

A young man by the name of Nick Taylor took to Facebook to vent out his frustration after he was shocked to find a traffic fine left on his car after he left it on his driveway to warm up.

"Let's all take a moment to thank officer dipshit K. Keary for wasting the taxpayer's money and giving me a ticket for warming up my car in my own damn driveway," Taylor wrote on Facebook.

Taylor was charged $128 (about R1,700) for the offence. The post soon went viral, with over 14,000 shares and 5,000 comments.

According to MSN, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said "this is purely a public safety issue".

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