Woman in Brittany, France fined for full-face veil while driving

News Agencies – December 29, 2011


A woman in Brittany, France was given a €35 ($45) fine after police spotted her driving her car wearing a full-face veil.The woman, who was visiting family in the northwest coastal town of Saint-Brieuc, was wearing the face-covering niqab.

Police stopped the woman who “seemed hesitant in her driving,” said local police spokesman Laurent Dufour. “On closer inspection, they realized she was veiled,” he said.