It seems a group of taxi passengers took the phrase “one for the road” literally and it wound up landing them in hot water with the OPP.
Officers in Perth County say they pulled over a minivan cab during a RIDE program on Saturday night between Sebringville and Mitchell on Line 32 at the intersection of Road 150.
Inside the cab, officers allege they found seven passengers who were drinking alcohol.
As a result, the individuals all received a ticket for “consuming liquor in other than licenced premises, residence or private place” under the Liquor License Act.
Additionally, officers say the driver of the cab was given a ticket for “driving a motor vehicle with liquor readily available,” another offence under the Liquor License Act.
Things then went from bad to worse for the driver as officers say when they ran the cab’s licence plates, they found they weren’t registered to that vehicle.
The driver received a warning while a summons was issued to the cab’s owner for “permit use of plate not authorized for the vehicle” under the Highway Traffic Act.
The minivan cab was towed from the scene and officers say the drivers and passengers arranged for another way to reach their destination.