Charges laid after parrot spotted on driver’s shoulder


An Ontario driver has been charged by provincial police after a parrot  was spotted loose inside the vehicle.

OPP located the vehicle on Perth Road 119 around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, following reports of a large bird flying inside the car.

Officers found a large parrot on the driver’s shoulder.

The driver was charged with a section of the Highway Traffic Act that forbids crowding the driver’s seat.

The charge comes with a minimum fine of $110.

Provincial police are reminding drivers that distractions or impediments of any kind can shift focus from the road and increase the risk of a collision.



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booboo says:

I guess this cop has never seen the show Baretta starring Robert Blake as a cop who drives around with a parrot on his shoulder!

quiltergal says:

now that’s different – a bird flying in a car