A Montreal man was fined by police officers after pulling them over for making an illegal turn. CBC reports that Michael Reilley claims the two officers abused their powers, after he observed a police cruiser make a left turn “onto a street where no left turns are permitted between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.” Because the officers did not flash their roof lights or use a turn signal, he followed them, honking his horn and flashing his high beams to get the police car to pull over. “Do you realize that you made an illegal left turn without any flashing lights?” Reilley asked the officers, who he claims responded by saying they were on a call. According to Reilley, one officer told him: “You don’t pull us over, we pull you over.”
The police officers fined Reilley $162 for honking his horn unnecessarily. Reilley, who is 69, has filed a complaint with the Montreal Police and the Police Ethics Board. “Police are not above the Highway Safety Code,” he said. “We are their bosses. Their job is to serve and protect only, not to harass and do what I experienced,” he told CBC News.