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Australian driver fined for playing trumpet behind the wheel

Police received multiple reports of a black Toyota driving erratically on the West Gate Bridge.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Feb. 18, 2015 at 4:13 PM

MELBOURNE, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- An Australian motorist was fined $276 for tooting his horn -- that is, playing his trumpet behind the wheel.

Police Senior Constable Adam West said Highway Patrol officers pulled up next to the black Toyota sedan on the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne after receiving reports about the car driving erratically.

The officers looked into the car and were shocked to see the 27-year-old man was playing a trumpet while driving.

The Portarlington man was fined $276 for careless driving, police said.

Police did not say what song the man was playing.

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