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So you catch a man driving with his pants around his ankles who's paying more attention to the child porn video running on his laptop than the road ahead. What do you charge him with?

That's the dilemma Toronto traffic police found themselves in when they arrested a man driving the wrong way down a residential one-way street.

Walter Nowakowski, 33, of Delhi near Toronto, Canada, was watching child porn images downloaded using a hijacked wireless Internet connection when he was pulled over by the police in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Following his arrest, Police searched Nowakowski's home when they recovered 10 computers along with thousands of CDs and floppy disks suspected to contain child porn images.

Nowakowski faces numerous charges, including possession of child pornography and theft of communications, the Winipeg Sun reports. What, no driving offences? ®

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