Man given $149 ticket for singing 90s dance song while driving

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Moalla was signing along to C&C Music Factory's 1990 hit, Gonna Make You Sweat, which, if you'll recall, includes a repeated, belted-out command for everybody to dance, now.

Four of Montreal's finest came up to look into Moalla's auto and asked him what he was doing.

Moalla said police checked his license and registration and then came back with a $149 dollar surprise: a ticket for screaming in public.

Taoufik Moalla was going to buy a bottle of water near Montreal, Quebec and wasn't exactly sure why he was being pulled over by the police.

After he replied, "Nothing", one officer asked him, "Did you scream loudly?" the Canadian Broadcasting Company reported.

Moalla said he was hardly screaming and described his style of singing as "just if you are happy and you like this song".

Let's refresh our collective memories, shall we?

A Canadian man is planning to contest a fine he received for singing 90s hit Everybody Dance Now in his auto while driving in Montreal.

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Almost a month later, Moalla is still shocked by the charge.

While he is still waiting on a court date, which could take a year, Moalla said he planned on recounting the tale of how he got the ticket once in front of a judge. "But I was very shocked".

In the United States, a SC man was fined for singing too loudly as well.

Adding: 'I understand if they are doing their job, they are allowed to check if everything's okay, if I kidnapped someone or if there's danger inside but I would never expect they would give me a ticket for that'.

"I said, 'Okay, thank you, ' because I know I can contest the ticket", he said. The alleged screaming was a violation of a Montreal law against disturbing the peace, police said.

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

Montreal police were not commenting on the incident Sunday.

Moalla's wife, remains unconvinced however. She said she would have given him a $300 fine for his singing, he told CTV News.

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