We’re sure drivers cook up all sorts of excuses when they’ve been pulled over by a cop, but this reason is certainly earnest, to say the least.
Dalwallinu Police from Western Australia shared a photo of a speeding ticket via Twitter on Monday, showing a truck driver who had driven 37 kilometres per hour (23 miles) over the speed limit.
The driver’s excuse to police for speeding? “I needed to shit, kids have given me gastro.” Nope, we’re not making this up, here’s the ticket:
If he was going that fast, maybe he really did need to go. Regardless, police slapped the driver with a A$1,200 (US$960) fine and a loss of his license.
Certainly not the news you’d want to hear if you’ve been, uh, holding on.