Sorry for speed­ing, but I’ve a top ex­cuse

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

TRAF­FIC cops have re­vealed some of strangest ex­cuses given by speed­ing mo­torists.

The cat­a­logue of pleas in­cludes nag­ging wives, dodgy fast food and mad dashes for the loo.

Top of the list came from a mo­torist who said: “Sorry I was speed­ing, but my mis­sus ran away with a po­lice of­fi­cer the other week and I thought you were bring­ing her back.”

A fast food lover tried to blame a meal of “dodgy fried chicken” for a des­per­ate race to a toi­let, while an­other driver thought hon­esty was the best pol­icy when he ex­plained: “I was try­ing to get away from the cops.”

The list was com­piled by Sur­rey Po­lice and County Coun­cil’s Drive SMART cam­paign. Other gems in­clude: I was try­ing to make my wife shut up by scar­ing her.

Please can you let me off, I’ll lose my job.

One of my dogs in the back is a po­lice dog. Well an ex-po­lice dog. Well just a dog.

My pas­sen­ger has drunk too much and I don’t want her be­ing sick in the car.

A coun­cil spokesman said: “The po­lice have heard all the ex­cuses in the book.

“You won’t get away with speed­ing, so stick to the limit.”

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