Driver with parrot on shoulder busted

It's not often police lay a charge of crowding the driver's seat, but that's what happened last week when a motorist was caught with an unusual travelling companion.

OPP say they got a call about a woman spotted driving outside Stratford with a large parrot on her shoulder.

Police stopped her and laid the crowding charge which comes with a minimum $110 fine.

Officials say its also a reminder that having any unrestrained animal in a car can be a distraction.