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By News of the Weird

Published Feb. 21, 2018

(Not So) Bright Ideas

Dunedin, New Zealand, police Sgt. Bryce Johnson told Stuff.nz that he's seen people reading newspapers, putting on makeup and using their mobile phones while driving, but pulling over a driver who was playing bagpipes while driving, as he did on Nov. 15, was a first for him. "His fingers were going a million miles an hour," Johnson said. The driver, who admitted to being a bagpipe player, said he was only doing "air bagpipe," and a search of the car did not turn up the instrument. He was released with a warning, but Johnson urged other drivers to keep both hands on the wheel at all times. [Stuff.nz, 11/15/2017]

The Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Police Department cited an unnamed driver of a Buick Century on Nov. 12 for making their own license plate out of a pizza box and markers. The plate, which reads "MASS" at the top and sports a sloppily rendered six-digit number, prompted police to post some helpful warnings to creative citizens on its Facebook page and resulted in charges including operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle and attaching "fake homemade" plates. [United Press International, 11/16/2017]

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