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Spanish driver who ate hash cakes claims diplomatic immunity from non-existent state

Published: Mar 18, 2022 15:47:05 EAT   |  International

Man arrested after driving erratically fails to convince officers over ID from ‘Errant Republic of Menda Lerenda’

A Spanish man who had eaten hash cakes before he was pulled over by police for driving erratically has been fined €2,001 (£1,680) after failing to convince officers he had immunity because he was a diplomat for an “individual and mobile” republic.

Guardia Civil officers in the northern Spanish region of La Rioja ordered the 28-year-old to pull over after noticing that his Volkswagen Golf was zigzagging across the road and that he was on his mobile.

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