Cops plan sugary punishment for distracted drivers in April Fools’ Day prank

By The Canadian Press
April 1, 2016 - 9:36am Updated: April 1, 2016 - 3:41pm

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police in Abbotsford had some fun with April Fools’ Day by announcing their newest traffic-safety initiative targeting distracted drivers in the British Columbia city.

The Community Engager 100, a scaled down version of the prototype Attitude Adjuster 3000, uses a blueberry cannon to shoot doughnuts — or Timbits for lesser offences — at distracted drivers, riders and walkers.

In a video posted on YouTube, Const. Ian MacDonald says the prototype was originally planned for immediate use at all intersections in the city in the Fraser Valley.

But police Chief Bob Rich raised concerns about the use of the Attitude Adjuster 3000 on distracted drivers with gluten sensitivities, so testing was scaled back and some of the doughnut ammunition was consumed.

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