Wife no help as man misses stop sign

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Published on June 13, 2014
Prince Edward Island provincial court
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A man defending himself against a Highway Traffic Act violation in court Thursday in Charlottetown offered what had to be one of the more novel explanations for his belief he had done nothing wrong.

The man in question said be didn’t believe he had gone through a stop sign because his wife did not yell at him.

He told Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas that his wife is very observant when she’s in the car with him and if he makes a mistake she will tell him so.

“She didn’t yell at me,” he said.

He admitted that he’s not the world’s greatest driver.

“And if my wife was here she’d tell you that,” he added.

The driver was found guilty and fined $250.