Junkfood Science: Friday funny: A bad hair day

March 06, 2009

Friday funny: A bad hair day

Laughing while you’re driving is now against the law in the police state. As Nigel Bunyan from the Telegraph reports:

Motorist stopped by police for laughing

A motorist was stopped by a police officer and questioned because he was laughing at the wheel. Gary Saunders, a company director, was using a hands-free phone when he burst out laughing at a joke told by his brother-in-law, who he was talking to. A few moments later he noticed a traffic officer flashing his lights at him and gesticulating at him to stop his Renault. When Mr Saunders got out of his car, the policeman told him: "Laughing while driving a car can be an offence."…

The officer spent half an hour questioning his suspect before reluctantly allowing him to carry on his way. However, he took another hour-and-a-half of Mr Saunders' time by ordering him to produce his licence and other documents at a police station. Mr Saunders, the managing director of Spontex Workwear, of Liverpool, said the delay meant that he missed an important appointment. "I couldn't believe it when he told me I'd been pulled over for laughing," he said.

"I was driving very safely in the Birkenhead Tunnel and took a call. "He said something funny and I was laughing - simple as that. I never took my eyes off the road and was in full control of the car. I definitely wasn't speeding so I asked what the problem was and he told me I was laughing too much."…

The report gets funny when the officer demanded to know the color of his hair.

Mr. Saunders is bald.

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