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Was it me or a deer? US man’s defence in court fighting a speeding ticket

The Newburyport Daily News reports that Dennis Sayers, of Haverhill (HAY’-vruhl), was clocked going 40 mph (65 kph) in 30 mph (50 kph) zone in West Newbury in November.

world Updated: Jan 28, 2017 07:43 IST
Speeding ticket

Deer can run approximately 30 mph.(AP file photo)

A Massachusetts man fighting a speeding ticket in court had a unique explanation — the officer’s radar gun may have picked up a deer.

The Newburyport Daily News reports that Dennis Sayers, of Haverhill (HAY’-vruhl), was clocked going 40 mph (65 kph) in 30 mph (50 kph) zone in West Newbury in November.

He got a $105 ticket.

He appealed in court on Thursday, asking Officer Royster Johnson if he was 100% sure his radar captured Sayers’ speed or the speed of a deer that could have been in the vicinity.

When confronted by the skeptical judge, Sayers replied that anything was possible.

The fine was upheld.

Deer, by the way, can run approximately 30 mph.