Saturday, 21 February 2009

Polish-ed and professional

This really is a brilliant story.

In some ways, I suppose, it could only happen in Ireland. That's not meant in any patronising or derogatory way - I'm thinking more of the general spirit of the place which somehow seems to 'permit' strange and magical things to occur.

Long story short, as they say, police - Garda - in the Republic have been hot on the trail on a renegade Polish driver who has racked up over 50 offences, from speeding to parking illegally. The cunning fiend has, somehow managed to evade capture...well, I guess you would if every time the police took your name down they looked at your European Driving Licence and scribbled down "Mr Prawo Jazdy" and only later discovered that they'd booked "Mr Driving Licence."

The Irish Times also carry the story, with a typically twinkle-in-the-eye cheeky comment at the end.

Expect the recidivist Mrs Library Card from the Czech Republic to have her cover blown.

Like I said, only in Ireland. It's the sort of couldn't-make-it-up tale which I just know would have Pete McCarthy smiling down on the oul' country.

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