Hungry man drove to Sheffield with no insurance for takeaway serving ‘the nicest chips’

An Audi driver told police he had taken out a £100 one-hour insurance policy so he could drive out to buy some chips from the “nicest place around”.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 9:09 am

The driver cooked up the saucy ruse when he was was pulled over after a police check showed he had no insurance.

A spokesman for SYP operational Support said: “In the latest edition of “I’ve got insurance, honest guv”, this Audi is taking centre stage.

"It was seen in Sheffield on our night shifts this last week and inspired a colleague to stop them for a discussion about documents or lack thereof.

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The Audi pulled over by South Yorkshire Police for having no insurance.

"As usual, the conversation started with the driver trying to reassure us that he would not consider driving without all of the legally required documents.

“The very idea that he would was ludicrous.”

The driver explained to incredulous officers that his car would show as having no insurance because he only took out policies that were an hour long at a time.

He couldn’t afford an annual policy he explained, so preferred to pay almost £100 for one hour’s cover as and when he needed to drive.

And he needed to drive now because he was on his way to a particular fast food place in Sheffield having travelled from Rotherham because they did the nicest chips around.

After wondering how good chips could be that they warranted paying for a one hours insurance policy and a drive from Rotherham to Sheffield, officers asked the driver if he had email confirmation of his policy.

The spokesman added: “He showed us an email that said his policy would start one minute before we stopped him - in Sheffield city centre, having driven from Rotherham.

“What’s worse, when called the insurance company to check, it appears our chip loving driver had only actually been given a quote for a one hour policy – he had forgotten to pay for it.”

The vehicle was recovered for the second time in a week and the driver dealt with for driving without insurance.