Prior to his recent charge for speeding, Vasille Georgiou, a hotelier from Plymouth, had been accused of speeding twice before. But it was ok, because on both occasions he had an excuse.
According to the Plymouth Herald, he'd told prosecutors it was his father.
The paper reports: "Georgiou was sent a letter but nominated a Stavros Georgiou in [Cyprus] as the driver. The form was sent back apparently signed by that man as the driver – and the case was dropped."
Police then looked into Georgiou's case, and were told by authorities that he'd been dead since 2008.