Man fined for singing 'Everybody Dance Now' in his auto

Fun police? Montreal man says he was given $149 ticket after singing while driving

Moalla says he was in his auto, singing along to his favourite song, C+C Music Factory's 90s dance classic, Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now), in late September when he suddenly saw police lights behind him.

Moalla, 38, said he was happily singing along with the windows mostly rolled up to C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)", a dance staple and chartbuster from 1990, when he was stopped.

On Sept. 27, Taoufik Moalla was on his way to get a bottle of water from Provigo.

"I was thinking they wanted to pass, but they called on the speaker 'Please go to the right side, '" said Moalla.

"Finally, it was my vehicle they were looking to stop", he said, adding that four Montreal officers pulled him over just a few hundred metres from his home. They looked around the vehicle and asked him if he had been screaming. Once in front of a judge, Moalla simple plans to recount how he got the ticket.

"I said, 'No, I was singing, '" Mr Moalla told the Montreal Gazette.

"I don't know if my voice was very bad and that's why I got the ticket, but I was very shocked", Moalla told the television network.

"If they found that everything was OK and there was no danger, they should have told me to continue on my way. but not a $149 fine", he said.

Moalla explained the situation and kept calm throughout, even when he was given the ticket for a unusual reason.

Moalla said he is contesting the ticket. "Are you going to give them all tickets?" "They were doing their job".

They asked him what was happening, and Moalla said 'nothing'.

'All the fans are going to scream out of their cars. "Are you going to give them all tickets?"

As for his wife, she isn't surprised that her husband's vocal abilities ended up in a fine.

According to him, she said that his singing deserved a $300 fine.

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