This isn't exactly a good excuse for speeding, but this driver gets an A for effort. A guy got pulled over on a highway in Oakland, California last week for going 99 mph in a 65.

He told the cop he knew he wasn't going that fast. The driver suggested that maybe the cop was actually looking at the temperature, not the radar speed.

The cop says that led to an "awkward silence" and eventually the guy gave up and signed his citation. For what it's worth, the radar gun did show the temperature on the screen along with the speed. But it was only 80.2 degrees, not 99.

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