Under the ‘What was he thinking?’ category, a driver in Abbotsford, British Columbia found out the hard way that impaired driving can affect your coordination, motor skills, and may result in you tossing your good judgment straight out the window.
At least that’s what happened to one driver who decided to get a cab after already driving impaired. He pulled his vehicle over on the side of the road, put his keys in his pocket, and started searching for a cab. Unfortunately for him, instead of a taxi, he choose to hop into a police car. Even more unfortunately for him, he uttered the words, ‘get me outta here buddy, cops are everywhere tonight.’ Instead of heading home, he earned himself a free ride to jail.
This is just one of the many excuses that the Abbotsford Police department hear every year, and they’ve shared them all on their Twitter page recently. Other gems for avoiding a police charge include someone who was speeding because they said they had hemorrhoids, a shirtless motorcyclist who was wearing crocs and no t-shirt because he said it was too hot to wear clothes, and a driver who didn’t clear his entire windshield when it was cold and was driving with just a tiny, frosty square to look out.
The Abbotsford police aren’t the first group of law enforcement who have shared their excuses for impaired driving and other offenses. The Kingston, Ontario Police also shared their list of the best 9 excuses they’ve received for traffic violations and some of them are doozies. One man tried to use a Jedi Mind trick on the officer, resulting in a Star Wars related come back and a speeding ticket, while another thought that a street actually had a 120 km/hr zone.
At the end of the day, these excuses are a good lesson for everyone who commits a traffic crime like impaired driving and speeding—the police are watching, waiting, and trust me, as far as excuses go, they’ve heard them all.