Tuesday, January 25, 2005
A waste of resources: From the country that shows more concern about the safety of burglars than of homeowners comes this report on how British law enforcement is making sure that the roadways are safe.
LONDON (Reuters) - Police called in a spotter plane, helicopter and video-equipped patrol car to help convict a woman who ate an apple while driving to work, newspapers have reported.
After nine court hearings and a trial lasting more than two hours, nursery nurse Sarah McCaffery was fined 60 pounds on Monday when a court upheld a police decision to give her a penalty ticket.
Police used the plane, helicopter and car to film road conditions on the route she took in Tyneside, northeast England, after officers pulled her over in December 2003.
What would Sherlock Holmes say about this?