March 31, 2010

Police told “Santa” driving speeding car in Deeside

A man told police “Santa” was driving his car when it was snapped by a speed camera travelling at 79 mph.

Paul Ellard, 24, from Connah’s Quay, wrote on a formal notice it was not a VW car, but a sleigh “pulled by Rudolph and the rest of the gang at 379 mph.”
A court heard the car was travelling in a 30mph zone at Pentre, Deeside.

Ellard denied failing to provide the information but did not attend a trial at Flintshire magistrates’ court where the case was proved in his absence.

Magistrates heard he had crossed out his name on the form and replaced it with Santa Claus and crossed out the make of car and replaced it with a sleigh.

In a section asking for the driver’s contact details Ellard wrote the driver lived at “Santa’s Grotto in the North Pole” where he said “the town is freezing and full of elves.”

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