A New Zealand woman carried the spirit of Christmas giving too far when she sat on her boyfriend’s lap while he drove their car at 2.30am yesterday, police say.
A police officer who stopped them in the South Island town of Nelson found the couple ‘in a state of undress’ although the woman was back in the passenger seat by the time he walked up to talk to them.
Asked why they were driving like that, the 20-year-old woman said: ‘Come on officer, it’s Christmas – a time for giving,’ Sergeant Shane Miles told the Nelson Mail.
The officer was not amused.
Dubbing it an ‘incredibly stupid and potentially dangerous thing to do’, he charged the 21-year-old man with careless driving and fined the girlfriend for not wearing a seat belt.