An unusual excuse, yes but it just so happened to be true, say police in Hingham, Mass. (via CBS Boston)
Officer just stopped driver for speeding & driver was shaking. Said he just won $50K & was going to Lottery HQ. Showed him scratch ticket.—
Hingham Police (@HinghamPolice) February 27, 2014
The 22-year-old man told cops he’d won the $50,000 on a $2 Massachusetts State Lottery scratch-off ticket and was racing to the lotto headquarters to collect his prize. The lottery confirmed he’d won.
The ticket provided just the proof he needed, and police decided to just issue him a verbal warning and sent him off to cash in on his newly rich future.
“Today was really his lucky day,” the department added on Twitter.