Man Gets Stopped For Drunk Driving, Tries To Blame It On Rum Cake
What's the stupidest lie you've ever told to get out of trouble? Mine tends to be 'it's not you, it's me'. I promise this lad's is worse.
Oral Campbell, from Nottingham, was caught driving his BMW at 2am while over the legal alcohol limit, the Nottingham Post reports.
What excuse did Oral give? Rum cake. He said he was over the limit because he'd been to a friend's birthday party and had eaten some homemade rum cake and had one beer - and that was all. For fuck's sake, Oral.
A roadside test showed that Oral had 47 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.
Oral represented himself in court, which makes sense because I'm pretty sure no legal professional would have advised him to use cake as a defence.
He said: "I was aware of what I was doing. I didn't know I was over the limit."
But the prosecutor was having none of it and banned him from driving for a year. He was also fined £150, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £30.
Presiding magistrate Gillian Norman said: "This is a serious offence as I am sure you understand. Drink-driving is not a good thing to do.