British police caught a man speeding 129 miles an hour in rainy conditions because he didn’t want his McDonald’s meal to get cold before he got home.
Lee Rutherford, a 32-year-old roofer, was driving twice the speed limit “because he’d been to McDonald’s and he wanted his food to still be hot by the time he got home,” Kyle Patterson, a defense attorney, told the court in Bedlington, England, according to Sunday reports.
Patterson argued that since Rutherford was not “swerving” on the road, he should have a reduced sentence. He said Rutherford’s behavior was not dangerous, “just daft.”
Rutherford was found guilty of dangerous driving and modifying his car, a Renualt Clio, in court on October 14, the Newcastle Chronicle reported.
“The most serious offense is the dangerous driving,” David Gunn, a chairman of the bench who judges civil and less serious cases, said. “We’d say it was excessive speed, in particularly in relation to the conditions on a wet road,” Gunn said.
Rutherford had his license suspended for two years. He had previously been convicted of drunk driving in 2004.
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