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December 7, 2023

Horse caught by speed camera

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The July 8, 2011 Orange UK story:

A runaway horse has been caught on film [above] by a speed camera in Germany.

The nag had escaped from a paddock and dashed off down a busy main road and into the town of Meppen in Emsland in the province of Lower Saxony.

A police spokesman said: "The horse was galloping at full speed for several kilometers before it could be stopped and caught — and led back home."

"The picture was taken by a camera set to take pictures of speeding motorists and people going over the red light — and it was actually a car driver that triggered the picture and the horse ended up being snapped in the same picture."

"The driver has asked if he could avoid paying the fine — he claimed he was trying to get out of the way of a runaway horse. At least we know that part is true."

The horse was returned to its paddock without incident and a broken fence repaired to prevent a repeat.

December 7, 2023 at 12:07 PM | Permalink


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