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Bobbies On The Beep

by | 16th, February 2006

‘WHAT do you call seven police officers manning a speed trap?

You don’t call them anything, dummy. You drive past without a murmur. Don’t breathe. Don’t blink. And, above all, don’t toot your horn at them.

Unfortunately, as the Sun reports, road worker Nick Lenthall was not up to speed with the rules and on passing the magnificent seven tooted his horn.

Says Nick: “It was a very light-hearted thing. I was just having a laugh. And I wasn’t speeding.”

He’s not joking. Hooting a horn is no laughing matter. And the seven cops piled into their van and gave chase. They pulled Lenthall over.

He was guilty of “unnecessary use of audible warning equipment”. And he was handed a £30 fine.

“I’m a law-abiding, tax-paying person with no criminal history and now I’m fined for tooting my horn,” says Lenthall in the Star.

Albeit a horn that plays the opening bars of a Leo Sayer megamix…’

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