Whenever you see a DeLorean there’s absolutely no way that you’re not going to associate it with Back To The Future, so it makes sense that when the cops clocked someone doing 88mph in one that they’re going to think that he was trying to time travel.
Apparently though that isn’t actually the case according to 55 year old Nigel Mills who was behind the wheel at the time travelling to work:
I was being prosecuted for going 89mph in a DeLorean, wasn’t something special meant to happen at 88mph?
I can honestly say I wasn’t trying to time travel. It was at 11am on Sunday and the road was completely clear.
I saw the guy with the speed gun and thought I better check my speed and low and behold, the letter turns up.
This was the same day that a group of travellers set up camp in the car park of my work.
I was fed up, like most motorists, of being a law-abiding citizen but a soft target for the traffic police.
When I saw the travellers in the car park when I’m working on a Sunday it made me quite incensed.
I’m a guy who pays his taxes and sticks to the law, but I’m stuck at work with travellers in the car park and the police won’t touch them.
Why should I pay this speeding fine while they would get away with it? I’m pleased at the result – the case was dropped as the prosecution offered literally no evidence of my speeding – but I wish that the police could do a better job when it comes to real crimes against people.
Ironically I was done for speeding in the car that doesn’t get on the road much – I only drive it three or four times a year and did just 200 miles last year.
I just took it for a run around as it’s a 34-year-old car so it is a little bit nippy. It doesn’t have powered steering either so it is heavy to steer.
I’m a car fan and me and the rest of my family enjoyed the Back to the Future films.
When I’m out in it a few people recognise it, they slow down and take pictures – drivers take pictures out of their windows or try to film you and I get approached at petrol stations.
But it’s also a target for the police and incidents like this.
Great work – I’m not really sure how he managed to get off because they didn’t have any evidence though? Surely the policeman with the speed gun would have taken a record of it, so I’m guessing he was actually just being a dickhead and messing around because of the Back To The Future reference. That seems pretty stupid for anyone to do, but especially a policeman. As such, Mills and the crown court completely wasted their time. Good one dickhead.
For more Back To The Future, check out this Back To The Future porn parody.