You could probably fill a book with the stories that motorists feed cops after they’ve been stopped for speeding.
Well, one Ottawa officer is writing one! And he’ll have another one to add to it after an October 15th encounter.
Constable Frank Perron pulled over Veragoda Perera earlier this month.
The 65-year-old motorist was suffering a heart attack, and decided to put the pedal down to get to a gas station to call for medical assistance (his cellphone was dead). He ended up hitting 105 km/h in a 70 km/h zone.
He was pulled over by Perron. Perera thought that the officer would help him to the hospital after realizing that he was experiencing a medical emergency.
Not so! The officer wasn’t buying the story, and proceeded to write a ticket.
“I was afraid, I didn’t know what to do. After he gave me the ticket, I asked for an ambulance and he shouted at me,” Perera said. His wife, Nalani, was crying.
Eventually, the officer did call for an ambulance, that arrived, administered an oxygen mask and nitro tablets. He was treated at the hospital for angina.
Perera will fight the ticket.
The Ottawa Sun article shared some of the most interesting speeding ticket excuses HERE that Constable Perron revealed to the paper back in 2012:
“My car is built for that kind of speed.” Caught doing 162 km per hour on the 174 in a convertible Mustang with the top down — two kids on board. Turned out to be Ottawa’s first stunt driving charge.
“My car was at the shop today and I was a bit emotional.”
“My cellphone was stuck under the gas pedal and my grandmother swallowed her tongue today and the RCMP had to go and save her.”
“I’m allergic to EMF (electromagnetic frequency), it makes me dizzy.”
“Sorry officer I was rushing home to put my baby to bed for an afternoon sleep.” Caught doing 134 km per hour on the 174.