Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Virginia drivers violating vehicle code 1739

Police in Halifax, Virginia, stopped half-a-dozen motorists recently and told them they were in violation of vehicle code 1739. When asked if they understood why they had been pulled over, none of the drivers had ever heard of vehicle code 1739. And now we know why. There is no such code. Halifax Police Chief Kevin Lands and his partner, officer Brian Warner, made it up.

                                                                                                            Kevin Lands / Facebook
As drivers wondered if they'd been speeding, officers Lands and Warner told them, "It's actually against the law to drive on a hot day without an ice cream cone. Drivers sighed with relief when the police handed each driver and passenger an ice cream cone. Altogether, police handed out 16 cones. Lands explained, "I hope that especially in today's climate people can see that cops are humans. We like to have fun."

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