'Sure fatality': Driver's unbelievable excuse after being caught speeding

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·1-min read

A driver who was pulled over by police after exceeding the speed limit by more than 60km/h has offered a somewhat unbelievable excuse.

Police officers in Fall Branch, in the US state of Tennessee, pulled the man over last week.

“Trooper just stopped this driver at 107mph (172km/h) in a 65mph (104km/h) zone on I-26 in Sullivan County,” police tweeted.

“The driver stated he was on his way for crickets to feed his geckos.

“This is the type of violation we want to proactively intercept before a sure fatality.”

A Mustang is pictured pulled over on a side road by police.
The driver of this Mustang told police he was speeding because he was buying crickets for his lizard. Source: THP Fall Branch

One man called it a “crazy” speed to be travelling at to collect crickets.

“Crickets and tickets,” another man tweeted.

“Honestly what was this person thinking?”

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