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The best defense ever

odometer.jpgIn Dublin, Ireland, David Clarke was facing charges for speeding, after being caught going 180 kilometers per hour. But he argued that the charges should be reduced because the situation didn’t look as bad if you converted his speed to miles, as he was only going 112 miles per hour.

And District Court Judge Denis McLouglin agreed! The judge said that he wasn’t excusing Clarke’s driving, as Clarke shouldn’t have been speeding. But he lowered the charge to careless driving, fining Clark a hefty euro 1,000 (about $1,450) but letting him keep his license (the stiffer charge of dangerous driving would’ve led to his license being revoked).