Fare dodger's tall tales land driver in dock.
A CAR fanatic who never uses the train was cleared of being a fare-dodger described as 5ft 4in - after magistrates saw he is 6ft.
Lorry mechanic Richard Chamberlain had been sent a PS400 court bill for altering a PS21 train ticket.
The letter spelled his name wrong, had an incorrect house number and arrived two years late.
But after writing to them he was summonsed for a PS6.10 fare dodge.
The case was dropped by Nottingham JPs after rail staff gave a description.
Richard, 43, of Beeston, owns a Mercedes, a 1984 Sierra and classic lorries.
He said: "I have diesel in my veins. I don't use trains."