Thursday, 18. September 2014
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Disabled Italian pensioner Filippo Pagano, 82, is refusing to pay a 60 GBP fine from neighbouring Austria after they accused him of having driven at 60mph in a 40mph zone despite the fact his three-wheeled car has a top speed of 30, and he hasn't left the country since he was 20.
Austrian police claimed to have snapped the man in his 50cc vehicle in the Upper Austrian town of Grieskirchen at 4am.
But the OAP who has a heart condition and only leaves his bed when he can get someone to push him in his wheelchair was shocked when he got the ticket.
His son Girogio said his dad had not left the country or driven anywhere for more than a decade, and as a result he was refusing to pay the fine for the speeding ticket that had been clocked up more than 1,000 miles away.
He said: "It was a shock, and even if someone else had been driving they would never have managed to go that fast in the vehicle he has. It seems that even the Austrians that are usually so correct can make mistakes."
The police are now checking the snap to see if the number plate was incorrectly recorded, or whether the user may have stolen a copy of the plates.
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