Lancashire driver arrested for having toddler asleep on knee while driving

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Neither the passenger nor driver were wearing seatbelts.

A driver has been summonsed to court after police officers discovered a toddler asleep on a passenger's knee in a car waiting at a red light.

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Lancashire Police said the incident occurred in Blackburn on Monday, when the vehicle pulled up alongside officers, who were in a marked car.

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Neither the passenger nor driver were wearing seatbelts.

They told officers the child had been taken out of her car seat because she had cried - an action the force said was "unacceptable".

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "Traffic officer in a fully marked car sat at a red light in Blackburn, shocked to see a car pull up alongside him.

“Empty car seat, driver no seatbelt, rear seat passenger no seatbelt with a 1yr old child across her lap asleep all because she cried. Unacceptable. Summoned to court."

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