A taxi driver reported for speeding blamed the offence on his passengers breaking wind when stopped by police.
Posting on Facebook, Dorset traffic police revealed the weird excuse of the driver who was stopped on Friday night.
Officers said that the taxi driver failed to notice the large marked traffic car in his rear view mirror.
When he was stopped, the driver blamed the “flatulence” of his three paying passengers for the reason he sped.
The incident took place in Bournemouth town centre.