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Car stopped for hauling snowmobile on the roof

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Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Transportation officials in Wisconsin shared a photo from an unusual traffic stop featuring a small car with a snowmobile perched sideways on its roof.

The Northwest Region of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation tweeted a photo from the scene on U.S. 63 in Polk County, where a Wisconsin state trooper pulled over the vehicle hauling the oversized load, which extends out from both sides of the car.

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"Folks, don't try this at home," the tweet read. "This isn't a safe way to transport a snowmobile. If you're transporting equipment this winter, you are advised to safely haul it secured on a trailer or in a truck."

WisDOT spokeswoman Christena O'Brien told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune the driver was issued a warning for his load being "over width."

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