Not so fast Santa

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Seems the Police aren’t letting Santa off with a bit of speeding.

Santa Claus has admitted being in a bit too much of a rush after being caught speeding on his way to an old folks’ home.

“I’ve been a bit naughty – I ended up in too much of a hurry to deliver everything,” said the rogue Santa who talked on condition of anonymity. He had a lot to fit in before Christmas Day, he said.

“But I think I’ve sent a message out there that Santa’s not above the law and he deserved his ticket and he will not be doing it again – and hopefully it’s a lesson for everyone else.”

Police pulled over the portly, jolly man on Friday in Cornwall St in Masterton. When the officer stopped him, she asked, “Hello, Santa, what were you in a hurry for?”

“I said I was off to the North Pole. I told them, ‘Merry Christmas’ and they said ‘Merry Christmas’ and gave me a ticket.”

On the way to the North Pole, Santa was visiting a dementia unit “to put some smiles on the dials”.

Well, dementia sufferers may not even realise Santa is late, but it’s the thought that counts.

He promised to keep under the speed limit from now on. “You only live once and you die forever, so keep your speed down … police are only doing their job and Santa deserved a ticket.”

Masterton police acting Sergeant Shayne Nolan said not even Father Christmas was exempt from the zero speed tolerance.

Yikes.

I wonder if he was breath tested too?


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