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Old October 5 2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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Some people get so addicted...

British trucker suspended for behind-the-wheel TV viewing
LONDON - A British court has suspended the license of a truck driver who careened down a highway while watching episodes of "Battlestar Galactica" on a laptop computer atop his dashboard.
Police say Benjamin Trotman drove for 40 kilometres in northern England last December with one eye on the road and the other on the cult sci-fi show.
A traffic officer who pulled him over found the show still playing on his computer.
Trotman's lawyer claimed he had been looking at Google Maps while listening to the sound from the show. But Trotman pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at an earlier hearing.
On Friday a justice of the peace banned him from driving for 15 months.
He also was sentenced to 225 hours of community service and ordered to pay the equivalent of about C$1,000 in costs.
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Old October 5 2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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LONDON - A British court has suspended the license of a truck driver who careened down a highway while watching episodes of "Battlestar Galactica" on a laptop computer atop his dashboard.
At least he has good tast in TV shows.
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Old October 5 2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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Re: Some people get so addicted...

Community Service? His publicity of one of the best science fiction shows ever has already done that.
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Old October 5 2008, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: Some people get so addicted...

^ FYI, apparently it was TOS BSG he was watching... so maybe not so much
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Old October 5 2008, 11:33 PM   #5
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Re: Some people get so addicted...

- If it was TOS they should throw the book at him.
- If it was nuBSG they should let him go.
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Old October 9 2008, 06:13 PM   #6
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I agree with nx. I think it should be written into the laws:

CHAPTER XVII, Article IX:
Hereby prohibits all drivers of motor vehicles from watching movies, television, or those annoying YouTube clips, with the exception of:
1. nuBSG
2. Simpsons seasons 8 - 11
3. DS9 seasons 1 - 6

All other drivers shall be persecuted by being forced to watch TOS BSG, Clockwork Orange -style. Any drivers who were already watching TOS BSG when arrested are WITCHES, and we shalt BURN THEM.

 
Old October 9 2008, 10:14 PM   #7
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Re: Some people get so addicted...

Which episode was it? That makes a big difference.
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