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Diarrhea 'no excuse' for speeding

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15:50 CET+01:00
A woman from southern Sweden has lost her bid to have a speeding fine overturned on the grounds that she was suffering from diarrhea at the time of the offence.

The 49-year-old woman from Trelleborg explained to the local district court that she was experiencing stomach problems when she was pulled over for driving 86 kilometres per hour in a 70 km/h zone.

But the court ruled that a case of the runs did not equate to a need for speed.

A situation can only be classed as an emergency if somebody's life is in danger or if a driver hits the gas in an attempt to prevent a serious crime.

As the woman's desire to get home to her toilet did not fit into either category, the court ordered her to pay the speeding fine.

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