Ja well no fine, news is scares and I am finding it hard to have something to report on. I have always thought the saying “No good deed goes unpunished” was a pot of crock, but it appears to be true. Fanie Naudé after a night at the time trial noticed a member of the club in distress as he did not have transport to get home. Fanie, being the type of person he is offered the gent a ride as he was going in that general direction.
When they got near to where the gent lived, Fanie not wanting to go too far out of his way, stopped on the freeway to drop off the gent. As luck would have it, a Metro police vehicle pulled up behind Fanie and informed him he was not allowed to stop on the freeway to pick up or drop off people, (Helloooo, what about the taxis?????) Fanie explained that he was doing his bit out of kindness to a fellow runner, but the law is the law.
During the conversation the cop smelled something that he thought could have been the faint whiff of alcohol on Fanie’s breath. The cop asked the question as if he did not know the answer and Fanie confirmed that he did indeed have one or more beers at the club. This prompted the cops to order Fanie out of his car and into the Metro police van. And off they went to the nearest Metro Police station, with Fanie’s lady friend, Magda, following in his car.
At the police station alcohol tests were carried out and fortunately for Fanie, it was under the limit. Fanie did not get an apology from the cops for the treatment but a stern warning not to stop on the freeway again and do not drink and drive. After all the roads are so full of potholes, one may hit a pothole and spill your drink.
Well folks that is it for this year, so cheers vir eers and see you all in 2014.
The Running Reporter