Well it has to happen, you drive a thousand Kms. a week so you make the odd mistake.
I was driving past Barrys hotel when I saw a couple coming out. The car behind me saw them and stopped, so I went on to the lights. The other taxi declined the fare and drove on to come behind me.
Barrys hotel dances are known as "Grab a granny nights" FYI
So I decided to go around Parnell Sq and pick them up.
But as I was back at the lights again coming the other direction, another car coming the towords me grabbed them.
So with a red light in front and a no right turn...I turned right to go down O'Connell St.
Then a dark blue Avensis turned on their blue flashing lights and I pulled over.
Garda ...What have you got to say for yourself?
I am sorry I made a mistake ...says me.
Sorry is not enough... Going through a red light and making an illegal right turn is a bit more serious than sorry....Says the Garda.
Look I am VERY SORRY and I won't do it ever again. Says I.....
€150 in fines and penelty points is what you should get says ..the Garda
Look I have driven over 70 hours in the past week, I have to do that to pay the bills and if you saw that "prime time" programme you would see what I have to compete against.
Look ! Just go home straight away and go to bed.
And I was off the hook, I reckon she was looking for a drunk driver instead.