Man who saved money by buying 2,000 pounds of cheap rice gets $400 fine for driving home with it in his car


Car loaded with rice 
By: Chan Yuan

A man tried to save some money by buying a large amount of rice, but his savings flew out the window after getting a fine for driving with a dangerously loaded vehicle, according to police in the United Kingdom.

The Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire road policing unit said that they stopped the vehicle after officers noticed something weighing it down.

When they looked inside, they noticed numerous bags of basmati rice. When the driver was questioned, he told officers that he found cheap rice and decided to stock up.

He paid $20 per bag, and loaded 2,000 pounds of rice in his car.

Officers stopped him in Dunstable Road on Friday night. He was told to split the load of rice or find another suitable vehicle. The driver ignored the officers’ warning and continued home.

The driver was stopped a second time several blocks later, and was dragged to a weighing station, where he was given a $400 fine for dangerous driving.

The driver then arranged for a friend to pick him up and split the load of rice.

"If you need to carry 800 kilos of rice, choose a suitable vehicle. This isn't it. Dangerously overweight," police wrote on Twitter.