A solicitor has defended a client accused of "aggressive driving" by arguing that his client has two holes for his anus.
Solicitor Michael Kelleher's client, a carpet-fitter, was charged with driving without due care and attention when he mounted a kerb and almost hit three men.
The men were standing outside the Castle Inn in Pembroke, Wales, when they saw the carpet-fitter's white van heading towards them. Prosecutor Nia James told Haverfordwest magistrates that although the van narrowly missed the men, "it was travelling too quickly and they could have been seriously hurt."
"This was aggressive driving," James said, adding that other witnesses also expressed concern over the manner of the driving, according to a report in the Western Telegraph.
Kelleher, defending his client, said: “This is a hard-working man albeit with a very awkward physical problem. It’s very difficult to think of a way of describing his problem, other than he has two holes for his anus instead of one.”
Kelleher told the magistrates that his client was in the area for a job, "didn’t know his way around," and ended up driving the wrong way down a road. "This certainly wasn’t aggressive driving but a momentary lapse of concentration.”
The client pleaded guilty to the charge of driving in a public place without due care and attention, and was fined a total of £317.
RollOnFriday contacted Kelleher's firm for comment, but it seems to have taken the Buckingham Palace approach of "never explain", when it comes to this type of defence.