A dog has saved its owner from a fine after a police speed trap snapped the pooch apparently behind the steering wheel of a car.
The car was photographed doing 61 kph (37.9 mph) in a 50 kph (31 mph) zone in the Rheinbach in the Rhein-Sieg district, in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, on 17th April at 12:15pm.
But when astonished police viewed the processed picture, they found a dog had apparently been driving the vehicle.
In fact, the dog had apparently moved just as the camera went off, hiding the motorist’s face in the photograph.
Now police have explained they have been unable to issue a EUR 50 (GBP 44) fine because they cannot prove who was driving the car.
Police spokesperson Simon Rott called the photo the “snapshot of the week”, telling local media: “The driver was lucky here and cannot be identified.”
However, the police warned that dogs count as cargo, reminding motorists that they should properly secure their pets when driving.
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