July 20 (UPI) -- The California Highway Patrol said a driver caught going 99 mph told a trooper the radar readout "must be the current temperature."
The CHP's Oakland station tweeted that a vehicle was stopped by a trooper for going 99 mph in a 65-mph zone on Interstate 980.
"I wasn't driving that fast," the CHP quoted the driver as saying, leading the trooper to show him the read-out on his radar device.
"The display must be the current temperature," the driver responded.
The CHP said the driver had to eventually concede.
"After an awkward silence for a few seconds he signed his citation," the CHP said.