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It Wasn't Me, Officer; It Was the Deer

Man blames speeding ticket on hypothetical deer
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 27, 2017 11:40 AM CST

(Newser) – A Massachusetts man fighting a speeding ticket in court had a unique explanation—the officer's radar gun may have picked up a deer, the AP reports. According to the Newburyport Daily News, Dennis Sayers was clocked going 40mph in 30mph zone in West Newbury in November. He got a $105 ticket.

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Sayers appealed in court on Thursday, asking Officer Royster Johnson if he was 100% sure his radar captured Sayers' speed or the speed of a deer that could have been in the vicinity. When confronted by the skeptical judge, Sayers replied that anything was possible. The fine was upheld. Deer, by the way, can run approximately 30mph. (Read more excuses stories.)

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