A van driver found himself in a bit of a pickle when he was pulled over by police for carrying too much CHEESE.
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire road policing unit tweeted the dairy debacle, saying: “2nd Transit stopped for excessive weight 41% overweight with Cheese on board. Vehicle prohibited until 1280kg of cheese is removed (or eaten?).”
2nd Transit stopped for excessive weight 41% overweight with Cheese on board.Vehicle prohibited until 1280kg of cheese is removed(or eaten?) pic.twitter.com/OO8xTikgLr
— BCH Road Policing (@roadpoliceBCH) October 9, 2017
The problem was discovered in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire on Monday. Asked what happened next, police said the driver had unloaded what he needed to and brought a bigger van for the remainder.
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The situation sparked an outpouring of cheese-related puns on Twitter, with one user saying: “I don’t BRIElieve it!”, and a fellow police officer commending colleagues on a “grate stop”.
‘Grate’ stop – Hopefully he drove Caerphilly and didn’t come across as not giving E-dam. I brie-lieve he will behave much feta in future
— C/Insp Gareth Morris (@GMorrisWMP) October 10, 2017
Other offered to help in disposing of the cheese by eating it, while police in Cheshire suggested their colleagues enlist the help of animated characters Wallace and Gromit.
This pair could help with part of the load!! pic.twitter.com/HyXXI8fEwS
— Cheshire HGV Cops (@Cheshire_CVU) October 9, 2017
(Top picture: Getty)