Police officers have been sharing some of the most ridiculous excuses they’ve heard from drivers who have been pulled over for driving offences.
From blaming church wine to claiming they were running late for their son’s wedding – which wasn’t until the following day – the explanations are quite spectacular.
It’s Queensland Road Safety Week and Kingaroy Police Constables Rhys Golinski and Rhys Everitt revealed all to reporters.
Police officers have been sharing the craziest excuses they’ve heard from drivers (stock image)
One driver, who was pulled over for drink driving, blamed it on the church, the Sunshine Coast Daily reports.
‘He said he had just come from church and it was the church wine,’ Golinski said.
Another driver clearly panicked when he was stopped for speeding and got his story mixed up.
One driver, who was stopped for drink driving, blamed it on ‘the church wine’ (stock images)
‘The driver said he was running late for his son’s wedding, but when I asked him when the wedding started, he said ‘not until tomorrow’,’ Everitt said.
Many others were almost too honest when stopped for speeding, stating that they simply thought they wouldn’t ‘get caught’.
One person said they thought police ‘were chasing’ them while another blamed their own faulty vehicle for their speeding offences.
‘I pulled the driver over for speeding, I asked him what speed did he think he was doing and he replied, ‘I don’t know, my speedo is out’,’ said Golinski.
In another bizarre tale, a woman was pulled over for drink driving, and then caught a second time for the same offence.
One person said they thought police were ‘chasing them’, while another blamed their own faulty vehicle: ‘I don’t know, my speedo is out’ (stock image)
‘I asked her why are you driving again and she said, ‘how else am I supposed to get home?’,’ Golinksi said.
However, not all excuses were quite as contrived as Golinski explained how he pulled over one speeding car on its way to the hospital.
‘I have genuinely had a woman who was in labour, I thought that only happened in movies!’ he said.
‘I have genuinely had a woman who was in labour, I thought that only happened in movies!’