Driver provides unusual excuse for texting and driving

A motorist caught using a mobile phone has been called out by police for providing a very unusual excuse.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 3:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 3:35 pm
The sheet was handed back to officers with this excuse
The sheet was handed back to officers with this excuse

The driver was pulled over on Tuesday (January 23) on St Helens Linkway for using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

Officers posted a picture of the driver’s response which stated “I was just putting a laughing emoji to my girlfriend.”

St Helens Police Tweeted: “Driver stopped on St Helens Linkway whilst using a mobile phone and failing to wear a seatbelt. Driver provided a very unusual reply. #reported #Fatal4” as well as the picture of the report sheet, signed by the officer.

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The response sparked numerous responses on social media.

Katherine Hawkes said: “That is shocking and hilarious in equal measure.”

@ChrisBuckrrs added: “Not laughing now is he?!”