Weird News: Retired copper finds road rules lost in translation
Roebourne Police pulled over an ex-Italian police officer earlier this afternoon.
A retired Italian policeman drove right into a spot of bother on his holiday down under when his European driving drew the attention of Roebourne officers on Friday afternoon.
The tourist, in his 60's, had been driving on the left side of the road on his trip from Karratha to Hedland but was confused by the traffic islands on the main street of Roebourne where he wound up in the right hand lane.
Local police pulled him over and were soon embroiled in a humorous back and forth over Australian road rules.
Police told him he was driving on the wrong side and he needed to be on the "right (correct) side" only adding to his confusion.
They eventually broke through the cultural barrier and sent him on his way.