I don’t know what’s more dumb: Driving that fast, the excuse, or believing that an RCMP constable might accept it.
But when Mounties pulled over a 67 year old doing 180 kilometres per hour on Highway 22, the Alberta man claimed that he was drying off his freshly washed car – at 80 kilometres above the speed limit.
“Most officers aren’t unsympathetic to reasonable, urgent or dangerous situations or something like that,” said Const. Tom Christie with the Turner Valley RCMP.
“But an excuse like this just would not fly with anybody that I could see.”
RCMP say that the judge suspended the man from driving for 45 days and handed him a $800 fine. I’m guessing the next time he washes his car he won’t mind a few water spots.