A Kenworth truck driver just lost his license because of a bathroom-related emergency.
The truck driver was pulled over for allegedly traveling 23 mph over the speed limit on Monday at around 8:40 a.m. on the Great Northern Highway near Sheoak Road.
The driver’s explanation as to why he was speeding was quite unique.
The driver said, “I need to sh–t, kids have given me gastro.”
This may sound made up, but an image of the ticket was posted on Twitter by the Dalwallinu Police.
— Dalwallinu Police (@DalwallinuPol) September 25, 2017
“Gastro”, short for gastroenteritis, is another word for an upset stomach.
The ticket was accompanied by a $960 fine and the loss of his license. The ticket states that the number of demerit points is 12.
According to Australian law, “If a driver breaches the bond by incurring one demerit point in the 12-month period, their license is suspended for a minimum of six months. A limit of 12 points in any three-year period with the same option applies for full license holders.”
With one ticket, the truck driver lost his license and lost his job.
One person commented on the image of the ticket shared on Twitter saying, “No excuse is good enough. A Large majority of trucks don’t slow down through Pithara, it’s a dead town and [truck drivers] don’t care.”
We are sure the truck driver had enough problems before getting pulled over, but now he has a whole lot more.