Nova Scotia banning eating breakfast sandwiches while driving?

Halifax Regional Police admit spoof and say "we’re more concerned about donuts."
By Evan Bleier   |   May 15, 2014 at 9:57 AM   |   Comments

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, May 15 (UPI) -- A recent online article discussed a decision by the Halifax Regional Police to ban the eating of breakfast sandwiches while driving.

As it turns out, the un-delicious decision is really a joke.

The story, which quotes Officer Bruce O'Reiley, says that "Nova Scotia is passing legislation that will ban drivers from eating breakfast sandwiches while operating a motor vehicle."

"You may as well be chewing on a gun," O'Reiley, the head of the Brake for Breakfast program, allegedly told CBC.

"All that melted cheese and sausage or bacon? It's game over for concentration. People think that because you can't send a text on a southwestern omelet wrapped in a tortilla that it's somehow safe to eat while driving a Subaru wagon. I have some pretty gruesome case files that beg to differ."

After the story was picked up by a number of media outlets, the HRP revealed the article was a spoof.

"True or False? Police in NS are holding a grudge against breakfast sandwiches," HRP wrote. "False. We're more concerned about donuts. Ha ha. Yesterday, one of our social media followers kindly brought a satirical article to our attention. It suggested that eating breakfast sandwiches while driving is against the law, and quoted a fictitious HRP officer. We want to be clear that this is a spoof."

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