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Raindrops keep falling on my bread. Speeding motorist has to pay fine despite wet weather. Some people will do anything to get out of settling up. A Norwegian lead-footed car driver tried to use rain as an excuse to dispute a reading from a police laser radar gun.

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Raindrops keep falling on my bread

Published on Wednesday, 2nd September, 2009 at 13:57 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Speeding motorist has to pay fine despite wet weather.

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Some people will do anything to get out of settling up.

A Norwegian lead-footed car driver tried to use rain as an excuse to dispute a reading from a police laser radar gun.

When questioned about his 96 kph driving in an 80 kph zone, the man, when informed by police that they had measured him over a distance of 385 metres, started to quote their own guidelines to them, according to adressa.no

He said he knew that it should have been 400, and because it was also raining, this meant that their measurements were invalid. It turns out he was an ex-employee of the authority that checks the accuracy of their instruments regularly.

The court in Nordmøre in the Møre og Romsdal region ordered him to pay the 4,200 kroner fine, plus 1,500 in costs.



Published on Wednesday, 2nd September, 2009 at 13:57 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: speeding, motorist, nordmoere, moere, og, romsdal, rain, police, laser, radar, gun, fine, court.





  
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