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Driver pulled over in California had satellite dish mounted on hood

July 6 (UPI) -- The California Highway Patrol said an officer recently pulled a vehicle over when he noticed an unusual visual obstruction on the hood -- a satellite dish.

The CHP's Antelope Valley station said in an Instagram post that Officer T. Caton stopped a Toyota Prius on an area highway after taking note of the large satellite dish mounted right in front of the windshield.

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The post said the officer asked the driver if the satellite dish impeded their view, and the person responded: "Only when I make right turns."

The CHP said the dish runs afoul of the California Vehicle Code, which makes it illegal to mount anything on the hood of a vehicle that could obstruct the driver's view.

"It's about safety folks," the post said.

The CHP did not say whether the driver was ticketed or released with a warning.

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