Police: Man had 10 children in vehicle without seatbelts

June 12, 2013 at 2:50 PM

BATTLE GROUND, Wash., June 12 (UPI) -- The Washington State Patrol said a man driving with 16 passengers, including 10 children without seat belts, was given tickets totaling $1,240.

Trooper Will Finn said the 37-year-old Battle Ground man was pulled over Sunday afternoon when a trooper noticed he wasn't wearing a seat belt and the trooper soon discovered the Chevrolet Suburban, which seats nine people, had been packed with 16 passengers, including 10 children without seat belts, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash., reported Wednesday.

Finn said the motorist was issued 10 tickets, amounting to a total fine of $1,240.

The driver told troopers he was taking the group to Rocky's Pizza.

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