Ireland's Worst Driver Finally Caught

Prawo Jazdy has become the bane of every Irish police officer's life over the past few years, racking up countless fines and traffic offenses. Whenever officers pulled the offender over, they were given a different address so the police didn't connect him to the other crimes.

Now however, police have managed to catch up with Prawo, and they've discovered an embarrassing truth as to why they have never caught up with him before.

When translated into English, the name Prawo Jazdy, becomes "Driving License" It seems officers pulling over Polish driving offenders have been mistakenly noting down what they thought was the offender's name, but in fact were reading the title on the card. Officers have been warned to take more care during traffic stops in the future

"Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times officers have made this mistake.

"It is quite embarrassing to see that the system has created Prawo Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."

The officer added that the "mistake" needed to be rectified immediately and asked that a memo be circulated throughout the force.

Link - via reddit

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This reminds me of a story I heard many years ago about a guy who ordered a personalized license plate that enabled him to get out of paying parking tickets. It read "NO PLATE". An officer would write this on a parking ticket and it was interpreted by the person sending out the fines as a car with no tags, so no ticket would be sent. Of course this was before computerized police records and tighter restrictions by the DMV on vanity plates.
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While there is a standard format to most EU driving licences, I have to point out that the Irish driving licence is very different. It is not laid out the same way at all.
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Additional there is a lot of cases when German police use name and office address of mayjor of city instead of driver. Polish Driver License rocks!
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