VIDEO: Man fined for dancing while driving
ISTANBULA man has been fined for dancing while driving his minibus on a highway in Turkey's largest city.
In a footage that was recently shared by thousands of people on social media, a man was seen dancing "horon," a traditional dance in Turkey's Black Sea region, after briefly leaving the driver seat of a moving vehicle.
Turkish authorities identified the man as Metin Kandemir, a driver in Istanbul's Sultanbeyli neighborhood where the viral video was shot in his minibus by one of the passengers.
Kandemir was fined 160 Turkish Liras, while his driving license was seized.
"It was a mistake. I apologize to everybody. I will not repeat it. I have been a minibus driver for the past 10 years and this is the first time that I did it," Kandemir told the Doğan News Agency on Dec. 26 before he was detained.