Song on radio ‘kickstarts’ $639 speeding ticket for Manitoba driver

A Manitoba motorist with an ear for hard rock has his musical taste to thank for a speeding ticket.RCMP pulled the driver over after he was clocked doing 145 kms/hr in a 100 zone.This driver’s excuse for going 145kmh? Kickstart my Heart by Mötley Crüe was on the radio. Funny enough, our officer knew he was telling the truth, since he was also listening to it – just at a slower & safer speed. Fined $639. #noexcuses #rcmpmb #AlwaysGotTheCopsComingAfterMe pic.twitter.com/S4pDJUFRve— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) January 7, 2019
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