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Man charged for doing crossword puzzle while driving

An Ontario man is looking for solutions after he was caught filling in a newspaper crossword puzzle while driving on Wednesday morning.

The driver of a red Ford pickup had allegedly spread a newspaper across his steering wheel and was filling in the rows of his crossword when he was spotted by an officer patrolling Hwy. 401 near Chatham-Kent.

He was reportedly so engrossed in his puzzle that it took him more than a minute to notice the police cruiser driving beside him.

When he did finally spot the officer, he pulled over.

Daniel Irons, a 54-year-old St. Thomas man, has been charged with careless driving.