Some people think that they can talk their way out of anything, which may have been what one Canadian driver thought when he got pulled over this past weekend. According to police, this Canadian driver was issued a speeding ticket after rushing home to watch Game of Thrones. Although it is a popular show, the excuse didn’t work and he was forced to pay the consequences.
A Coquitlam RCMP officer in Metro Vancouver recently pulled over a driver that was speeding well above the speed limit. After the officer pulled him over, the driver decided to be completely honest as to why he was speeding. The excuse is one-of-a-kind and most officers have probably not heard of before – but you can’t blame the guy for trying.
According to a tweet released by Coquitlam RCMP today, the driver was rushing home to watch Game of Thrones. “Speeding home to watch Game of Thrones cost this driver more than missing who is left standing in Westeros,” reads the tweet.
The vehicle was clocked doing 117 km/h in a 60 km/h zone, which is twice over the legal speed limit! The police even posted a photo of the vehicle and the clocked speed for everyone on the Internet to see.
The ticket was issued on Sunday, May 19, 2019, which was the same day as the season and series finale of Game of Thrones.
Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michale McLaughlin spoke to Narcity about the incident. According to McLaughlin, hearing excuses like this is not uncommon.
On the same day, the same RCMP officer that caught another excessive speeder. That person told the RCMP officer that they should not receive a ticket because they were a “good driver.”
The day before that, another RCMP officer ticketed an excessive speeder who asked to be given a break because they just got off probation for previous bad driving habits.
McLaughlin did not know how much this Game of Thrones fan would have paid but he estimated that the ticket would be around $368, plus a car tow that the driver would pay for, and up to a week in impound which would be an additional cost. Not only that, but if the driver had previous points on their license, they would pay for that too.
McLaughlin says that the tweet has given everyone a laugh including fellow officers who have been thinking of puns all day. Needless to say, it’s a good reminder of what not to do.