A 16-year-old driver in Canada told police that he was speeding because he ate too many hot chicken wings.
Canadian police in Manitoba caught the teen driving over 170 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour), Global News reported. In the zone he was driving in, the limit was 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour).
Royal Canadian Mounted Police for Manitoba posted on Twitter that the reason the teen said he was speeding in his Chevy Camaro was “Too many hot wings & needed a bathroom.”
Apparently, the teen was not driving on a proper license, either. The teen was fined CA$966 ($727) for speeding, plus another CA$203 ($153) for driving without a supervising driver, according to the Twitter post.
This 16-year-old’s excuse for going 170 km/h in a Camaro? “Too many hot wings & needed a bathroom”. Fined $966 for speeding + $203 for driving w/o a supervising driver. Absolutely #noexcuses for that kind of speed. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/oXe78AAUgc
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) June 6, 2019
The post prompted some humorous responses on Twitter.
“Have you ever eaten bad hotwings?,” @allan5oh replied to the tweet.
“Clearly you guys have no sympathy for the struggling young man,” @MartensERA replied to the tweet.
“New boxers and jeans would of cost him less….” @marcelgagnon12 replied.
“Where did he get the hot wings? Me and the boys have been looking for some killer wings ever since this hot ones show starting taking off on the Youtube,” @WinnipegWillie replied.
16-year-old busted for driving 105 MPH blames “too many hot wings.”https://t.co/ByQXCNgZr3 pic.twitter.com/4Ft68k20Ha
— Complex (@Complex) June 8, 2019
“Need government regulation on hot wings. No need for wings that hot! Dangerous. New government agency to monitor and prevent disasters like this,” @Metatron_Rules replied.
Of course, some questioned whether the teen was telling the truth.
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Speeding for TV
Last month, the Vancouver Sun reported that a driver who was stopped by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Coquitlam told police she was rushing to get home and watch the “Game of Thrones” TV show finale.
“We’ve had some really interesting excuses but this one obviously stood out given what happened on the weekend,” the media officer for the RCMP told the Sun.
Speeding home to watch Game of Thrones cost this driver more than missing who is left standing in Westeros. This vehicle was clocked doing 117km/h in a 60km/h zone eastbound on Mary Hill Bypass at Coast Meridian Road in #PortCoquitlam. #SlowDown #KnowYourPartBC @icbc pic.twitter.com/wM0xhbA0Xh
— CQ RCMP (@cqrcmp) May 22, 2019
The person was driving at 117 kilometers an hour (about 73 miles per hour) in a 60 kilometer-per-hour zone. The driver was also aggressively passing other cars, the Vancouver Sun reported.
More Racing to the Bathroom
In December 2016, Global News reported a 26-year-old driver on the Trans-Canada Highway was ticketed for driving 161 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour) in a 110 kilometer-per-hour zone. He told police that “he had to go to the bathroom.”
Police made the ticket he was given public, which showed the CA$718.25 ($540.55) fine for speeding, via Global News.
License Lost for Speeding to the Bathroom
A truck driver in Australia lost his license and his job after he was caught speeding, according to CDL Life News.
He told police that he needed to use the bathroom because he had an upset stomach, according to a copy of the ticket that Dalwallinu Police posted to Twitter, but the wording used on the ticket is much more vulgar.
Not Just Speeding
A 21-year-old driver from Indiana was driving over 100 miles per hour and ran a red light while heading for a gas station bathroom, Fort Wayne’s NBC reported.
Authorities observed the vehicle commit the offenses and then turn into the gas station, according to NBC. A state trooper went to the gas station and waited for the driver to come out of the bathroom.
Police found out that he was driving on a suspended license, NBC reported. They also found marijuana and liquid THC. The drug items were worth around $10,050.