The police department of Dalwallinu, Western Australia has taken to posting photos of tickets written up by police officers. As you can imagine, this is usually pretty boring–except for one absolutely hilarious speeding ticket they shared earlier this week.
The speeding ticket, which explains that the driver was going 37 kilometers per hour (about 23 MPH) above the speed limit, lists the following as the defendant's explanation:
"I needed to shit, kids have given me gastro."
In case you aren't familiar with the Aussie slang, gastro means an upset stomach, often accompanied by the wonderful side effect of diarrhea. Here's the full ticket:
Honestly, who can't relate to that? Everyone has suddenly needed to poop at an inconvenient time and place at some point in their life–and being behind the wheel of a truck cruising down the highway is definitely an inconvenient time and place. Sure, the driver could have pulled over and pooped at a McDonald's rest stop, but everyone knows pooping on your own toilet is soOoOo much better.
However, the driver's honesty unfortunately didn't get him much further than providing us with some LOLz. The ticket lists a penalty of $1200 AUD (about $946 USD).
Here's hoping when the driver goes to fight this ticket in court, his bowels are feeling calmer.