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Beyond a shadow of doubt.

Byline: By Denis Kilcommons

This joke comes from America - about the only place where it could happen.

A lawyer drove through a stop sign and was pulled over by a policeman. The lawyer decides to talk his way out of a ticket. After all, he's an educated man.

"License and registration, please," says the policeman.

"What for?"

"You didn't come to a complete stop at the sign."

"I slowed down and no-one was coming."

"You still didn't stop."

"What's the difference?"

"The difference is that you have to come to a complete stop. That's the law. Licence and registration, please."

The lawyer said: "If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop or convince me of the difference, I'll give you my licence and registration and pay the ticket. If not, you let me go."

The policeman said: "Exit your vehicle, sir." When the lawyer gets out the policeman starts beating him over the head with his night stick. Eventually he says: "Now, sir. Would you like me to stop or just slow down?"
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Oct 24, 2005
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