A Saanich dad was slapped with a $109 fine after his young daughter waved to a trailing police officer.
Multiple witnesses reported seeing the unrestrained child in back of the vehicle on Sunday afternoon.
When a police officer caught up to the white Honda Odyssey near Blanshard and Cloverdale Avenue, the 18-month-old waved to him through the rear window.
The officer waved back.
The driver, a 27-year-old Saanich man, was stopped, and claimed his daughter had been in her car seat.
The father was issued a ticket for having an improperly restrained passenger.
“Remember, the only safe place for a toddler is in an approved, properly restrained seat,” Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said.