EAGAN, Minn (WCMH) — Police in Minnesota ticketed a man for distracted driving, after he admitted he was reading a James Patterson novel while behind the wheel.
It happened Tuesday on Highway 149 in a suburb near Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Driver ticketed on HWY 149 for reading a novel while driving. Arrive alive, don’t novel and drive.
— Eagan Police (@EaganPolice) January 20, 2016
Police told KARE11 that an officer was patrolling in an unmarked SUV when he noticed the driver trying to balance a tablet on the steering wheel.
The police department posted a note on twitter saying “Arrive alive, don’t novel and drive.”
Police couldn’t say what the title of the book was, but did remember that the author was James Patterson.