A Berlin man is asked to pay a speeding ticket, despite the fact that he does not own a car. The offense is related to exceeding the speed limit by 7 km/h and although the fine is only 20 euros, the fact that the call was sent to the wrong person is a serious blow to the credibility of the German police.
This gives the 63-year-old the right to challenge the attestation of the violation, as not only was he not the one who exceeded the speed limit, but he does not own a vehicle that could implicate him in the whole affair.
Because of synonymy
After receiving the call, the 63-year-old proceeded to dispute in order not to certify the violation, without having any result. Following this, the German turned to a lawyer to be able to find his right.
Since the lawyer sought evidence to build his client's line of defense, the subsequent police investigation of the offense turned out to be misguided, as the call was sent by alias to the wrong person.
The mistakes continue
Despite the surname, the authorities did not admit their mistake, as the police later claimed that the two men, in addition to having the same surname, also have the same residence, which they both denied.
The judiciary accepted that there is no evidence that could confirm that the two men live at the same address, without however putting a definitive end to the adventure of the 63-year-old Berliner.
Finally, based on the above, it is very likely that the case will end up in the courtrooms, where the two involved in the case will be called to testify and the summons of 20 euros will find its real recipient.