This has to be one of the most ridiculous and astonishing excuse for a driving offence I have heard in a long time: Mohammed Anwar was caught doing more than twice the speed limit of 64mph in a 30 zone and his pathetic excuse was his religion, well actually, his two wives!
Mohammed Anwar said a ban would make it difficult to commute between his two wives and fulfil his matrimonial duties.
His lawyer told a Scottish court the Muslim restaurant owner has one wife in Motherwell and another in Glasgow – he is allowed up to four under his religion – and sleeps with them on alternate nights.
He also needed his driving licence to run his restaurant in Falkirk, Stirlingshire.
Anwar admitted the offence, but Sheriff John C. Morris accepted his plea not to be banned and allowed him to keep his licence.
Instead, he was fined Â£200 and given six penalty points.
I don’t think this is right at all. He, just like everyone else, should NOT be allowed to keep his driving licence.
Speed limits are there for a reason!
Next time you’re caught speeding, just pretend you have multiple wives. The easy way out apparently. Outrageous. Let’s just hope for everyone out there on the road that he won’t marry any more women and accidentally run over a kid on the way to fulfil his matrimonial duties.