Speeding driver blames lack of goats
OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Swiss driver caught speeding in Canada explained
that he had been taking advantage of the ability to drive fast
without hitting a goat, police said on Wednesday.
The driver was caught traveling 161 km/hr (100 mph) in a 100 km/hr
zone in eastern Ontario Sunday.
"A motorist from Switzerland, used to driving around hills and
mountains, takes advantage of the ability to go faster without
risking hitting a goat," read the traffic officer's notes of the
Local police said it was the first time they had ever heard of such
"I've never been to Switzerland but obviously they must have a
problem with that there," said police spokesman Joel Doiron, adding
that in his 20 years of service he had never found a goat on the
highways of eastern Ontario.
The Swiss driver's imaginative excuse did him little good. Police
issued him a C$360 ($330) speeding ticket.