If you're pulled over for using your mobile phone when driving, do NOT use this as an excuse 2 years ago

If you're pulled over for using your mobile phone when driving, do NOT use this as an excuse

Some people just cave under pressure.

We've all come up with a few genuinely bad excuses when asked to explain our bad behaviour.

"The money was only resting in my account", "I thought the cheat notes in my pocket were a pack of tissues", "The dog ate my homework" etc. We're all guilty of them.

There are however, some so embarrassingly weak that they actually deserve a strange kind of credit.

May we present one such example, which was given to members of the Merseyside Police Roads Team on 23 January.

Stopping a driver for using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt while driving, when police asked for an explanation, the culprit said:

"I was just putting a laughing emoji to my girlfriend."

This is the bit where you put your head in your hands and marvel at the stupidity of humankind.

Deary me.