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Speeding line is just the ticket.

Byline: Tam Cowan

WHAT about the OAP who cruises out of the car showroom after spending his savings on a new Ferrari?

Zooming along the M8 at 70mph, he's having the time of his life and can't resist going faster and faster until he's flying down the outside lane at 120mph.

As he flashes past the Harthill Services, a police car pulls out and starts giving chase. "No worries," the old boy says to himself, "they'll never catch me."

And he proceeds to put his foot down even further until he's doing 150m ph.

After a few miles, though, he finally comes to his senses and pulls over into the hard shoulder, followed two minutes later by the police car.

The policeman walks over to the driver's side of the Ferrari, looks at his watch and says: "Listen, pal, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason why you were speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go."

The old man looks at the policeman and says: "Years ago, my wife ran off with a copper - I thought you were bringing her back."

"OK," says the policeman, "have a nice day."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 22, 2006
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