Australian police: Fried chicken run no excuse for running red light

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 24, 2017 at 5:43 PM

April 24 (UPI) -- Police in Australia shared a photo of a ticket issued to a driver who recently ran a red light -- and told officers they were "in a rush" to pick up some fried chicken.

Western Australia traffic police tweeted the photo showing the citation, issued April 17, to a driver who was caught blowing through a red light.

The ticket shows the explanation offered by the driver: "I'm in a rush to get the kids Nando's."

"Nando's Chicken is good but lives are put at risk every time you drive through a RED [light], there simply is no excuse!!!" police tweeted.

The driver was issued a $227 fine and given six demerit points on their license.

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