GARDAÍ were left stunned at a driver’s response after pulling over a wrecked car that was being driven in Co. Clare.
The vehicle – of undetermined make and model – was pulled over by the Ennis Roads Policing Unit.
The driver, who was either oblivious to the damage or chancing his arm, even told gardaí: “It’s actually not that bad, Guard.”
Ennis Roads Policing: We did actually stop this car driving!
We know it’s hard to believe… Dangerously defective vehicle / Court to follow
Driver said ‘Its actually not that bad Guard’ pic.twitter.com/JNVMMNxQ76
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) July 5, 2018
Unsurprisingly, gardaí deemed the vehicle to be dangerously defective and the driver now has a date in court.
Presumably it’ll be a taxi to the courthouse.
Twitter users were just as stunned as gardaí that the vehicle was on the roads.
— Chris Tierney 🐧 (@stunt_penguin) July 5, 2018
Did you stop it or did a wall stop it?
— davey boy (@daveshe09564313) July 5, 2018
I suppose inside the car, you cannot see the damage 😊😜
— Anthony Crotty (@acrotaigh) July 5, 2018
€50 in de ashtray n it will pass a NCT.
— Paul Ward (@Paullw68) July 5, 2018
Perhaps the sun has gotten to drivers in Ireland this week.
Yesterday gardaí revealed an unaccompanied learner driver, who was stopped in a bus lane, claimed he had no L-plates as the hot weather had burned them off.
DMR Roads Policing: Only in Ireland!! “The hot sun burned my
L plates off Garda”
This unaccompanied learner permit driver was stopped in a
bus lane and blamed Irelands heatwave for not having L plates displayed,
FCPS issued. pic.twitter.com/SRJVmwTT0Y
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) July 4, 2018