When you get a $199 ticket for talking on your phone while driving, you probably wouldn’t be too happy. But you’d be outraged if... you didn’t even have a phone for starters. That’s exactly what happened on Friday, March 2nd, when 74-year old Canadian Laszlo Piszker was driving in the city of Winnipeg. At least, that’s Piszker’s side of the story - of police officers issuing a ticket only to fill their quota.
The elderly man even asked the police to look around in the car for a cell phone but the officers allegedly refused.
I told them, ‘Do whatever it takes. There’s no phone in here; never has been. I don’t know anything about the phone.’ But they won’t have it. “They were just going crazy, going to arrest me, and they were nasty to my wife as well.”
In some Canadian states, talking on your phone while driving is illegal and could lead up to a fine of as much as $500 in addition to demerit points.
“I’m the stupidest man you ever talked to when it comes to electronics. I don’t know anything about it. I’m struggling to put the DVD on. The only thing anybody would find in my car is the garage opener. We’re not going to stand for this. It’s just not right, [The ticket] is a lot of money for anyone, but especially when you didn’t do it,” Piszker explained.