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HALIFAX, Va. — It is always a nerve-wracking experience when you get pulled over by police. Sometimes you know you were speeding and just get busted. Other times, you may have no idea you were doing something against the law.

Such was the case this week in Halifax, Virginia where Police Chief Kevin Lands and Officer Brian Warner pulled over drivers for violating vehicle code 1.7.3.9 — otherwise known as driving on a hot day without ice cream.

The pair recorded one such traffic stop and the result should bring a smile to your face.

OFFICER WARNER: Good afternoon ma’am. My name is Officer Warner and I am with the Halifax Police Department. Do you know the reason why I pulled you over today?

DRIVER: No sir.

OFFICER WARNER: Are you familiar with vehicle code 1.7.3.9?

DRIVER: No.

OFFICER WARNER: Well it’s actually against the law to drive on a hot day without an ice cream cone. So on behalf of the Halifax Police Department, we’re just making sure everybody is following all the laws today and are driving with ice cream.

LAUGHTER INSIDE THE CAR

PASSENGER: Y’all have a wonderful, blessed day.

As you can see, the police purchased ice cream cones and handed them out to drivers.

When asked why he did it, Chief Lands said that he and Officer Warner, “wanted to try and put some smiles on people’s faces.”

Mission accomplished.