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01/29/2010 03:02 AM ID: 82676 Permalink   

Driver Fined for Tissue Snafu


When driver Michael Mancini developed a stuffy nose while stopped in traffic, he did what seemed logical to him. He applied his handbrake, took a tissue, and blew. This simple act has left him in legal limbo, awaiting a potential court date.

The ticketing officer, Stuart Gray, has a history of issuing superfluous citations, including a £50 fine to a man who dropped a £10 note, even after it had been retrieved.

Mr Mancini´s solicitor has sent a letter to the procurator fiscal attempting to explain away the situation, but was rebuffed, and threatened with further action if the fine is not paid. A court date has not been set.

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  by: questworldz     01/29/2010 03:48 AM     
  What crime did he commit?  
He was in complete control of his vehicle - it was stopped with the handbrake on. His chance of hitting something was zero.

Some policeman needs to study further to keep his job. You can´t issue tickets for eating a sandwich in a parked car or for laughing in your vehicle. That´s bloody foolish.
  by: cranky_paranoid     01/29/2010 04:24 AM     
call him PC Shiny Buttons.

What a creep! He is a one smug looking guy.
  by: captainJane     01/29/2010 07:10 AM     
  What the *&^%?  
So he should instead try to blow his nose while the vehicle is moving? He was in perfect control of his car and it sounds like Officer Inflated Ego needs to be taken down a peg or two by the way of the legal system.

How many other tickets were paid by citizens too afraid or just not having the money to fight a charge? This isn´t an officer just doing his job, this is some nimrod that thinks he is something more than he really is.

Another thing is 3 points on ones license for using common sense is BS and I hope after they defend the ticket, they sue the man for all court costs and time off this is causing.
  by: TaraB     01/29/2010 07:58 AM     
Have long been a cash cow for the UK government. This is a fine example.
  by: Maxx20     01/29/2010 10:04 AM     
  As a bit of good news...  
at least some others on the police force don´t condone this nitwit´s behavior.

  by: bbeljefe     01/29/2010 07:30 PM     
But have you tried eating a sandwich in the car while laughing, talking on the phone, sneezing and driving in highway traffic, and let me tell you, it is downright challenging!
  by: Big Bird     01/30/2010 10:14 AM     
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