CHP ticket driver with what seems to be a SpaceX Starlink shell on the hood

California Highway Patrol Officer T. Caton

A California Highway Patrol official stopped a vehicle Friday with a satellite dish attached to the hood of the car, and the device appeared to be one of SpaceX’s Starlink antennas.

“Sir, I stopped you today because of this obstruction on your hood. Antelope Valley’s CHP wrote about the incident in a Facebook post.

CHP added that the driver replied, “Only when I turn right.”

California Highway Patrol Officer T. Caton

A law enforcement official told CNBC that the driver who drove a Toyota Prius had received a parking ticket for a moving violation. The motorist told CHP that he used the antenna to get Wi-Fi service for a business he does from the car.

SpaceX did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

The contents of the Starlink customer kit, which includes the satellite antenna, stand, its power adapter, and a wireless router.


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