Norwegian Motorist Has Sex

I just received the following as a CNN Breaking News Alert:

An amorous motorist faces a fine and a driving ban after he was caught having sex with his girlfriend while speeding on a highway, Norwegian media reported Tuesday.

Police spotted the car driving erratically on Sunday evening in Lier, southeastern Norway. It had been doing 123km/h in a 100 km/h zone, local news Web site ABC Nyheter reported. The officers quickly realized the driver was doing more than just breaking the speed limit.  After filming the incident for evidence, they finally pulled the car over.

Police officer Tor Stein Hagen told ABC Nyheter that the driver had the woman “on his lap” while the car was moving. “It was creating a various dangerous situation,” Hagen added.

After charging the driver, police allowed the 21-year-old woman to switch seats and drive her lover home.

Now, I’m not sure this qualifies as breaking news.  Indeed, I’m rather sure it doesn’t.

One has to love the sensibilities of Norwegian police however. They spot a speeding car and decide to pull it over.  They realize that the driver is doing something considerably more dangerous than driving 13 mph over the speed limit.  Naturally, they decide that, rather than pulling the dude over, they should capture the activity on film.  For evidence, of course.   Finally, they pull him over.  Hmm.

Photo by Flickr user Andreas H. Lunde under Creative Commons license.

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  1. Dave Schuler says:

    I’m sure the film will be retained as evidence. And played at police parties for years to come.

  2. JKB says:

    What I find interesting is that this was a reverse Bill Clinton situation. Apparently, he had sex but the woman didn’t. Otherwise, where is the logic in letting her drive home?

    Perhaps the video could show that the act would be impossible with the woman in the driver’s seat?

  3. rodney dill says:

    …but did he pull out in traffic?

  4. Franklin says:

    If this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

  5. tom p says:

    I guess it’s a good thing I don’t drive in Norway.