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Driver uses 'Oreo defense' to avoid citation

March 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police say a man's excuse for speeding through a small Connecticut town takes the cake, or at least, the cookie. A state trooper who stopped the 1993 BMW last fall says its driver, 28-year-old Justin Vonkummer of Millerton, New York, blamed his driving problems on an errant Oreo.

Vonkummer told the trooper that an Oreo had slipped out of his hand as he dunked it in a cup of milk, and that he was trying to fish it out when he lost control of his car.

Prosecutors learned in court last week that a clerk had mistakenly noted in court records that Vonkummer had been charged with driving under the influence, rather than speeding and driving with a suspended license.

 

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