Driver’s bizarre excuse after speeding with baby in the back seat

·News Reporter
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A driver has offered a somewhat strange excuse after they were nabbed driving at allegedly 43km/h over the speed limit.

Police in Oakville, California, pulled over the driver on Sunday after allegedly clocking them driving at 103km/h.

In a tweet, police said they stopped the car in a 60km/h zone.

"'I am not geographically good' is not an excuse when you are driving 43 km/h over the speed limit,” police tweeted.

“Also with a child in the back seat.”

A child is pictured in a car seat along with a handheld speed camera.
A driver was pulled over speeding 43km/h over the limit with a child in the back seat, police said. Source: Getty Images (file pic) and Twitter/ HRPS Oakville

Police added the driver was “educated and charged”. It is not clear what the driver was exactly charged with though.

On Twitter people were shocked and confused by the excuse offered up.

“Geography has nothing to do with the gas pedal,” one woman tweeted.

Another woman tweeted “shame on that driver”.

Man's unusual reason for fighting alligator

Police aren't strangers to odd explanations and crazy excuses.

A man in Florida found by cops tangling with a wild alligator last month offered a strange explanation for his actions.

William “Bubba” Hodge, 32, was arrested after police allege officers spotted him attempting to throw the gator onto the roof of a cocktail lounge located just off Highway A1A.

The officers then saw the man take the alligator by its tail, hit it against the awning of the building, throw it to the ground and stomp on it twice, according to a police report.

The alligator was returned to management of Congo River Golf from where Hodge claimed to have stolen it after a brief wrestling match, police said.

When police asked Hodge why he was tangling with a wild animal he allegedly said he was “teaching it a lesson”.

He was charged with a number of offences.

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