By Euro Weekly News Media • 09 May 2012 • 9:26
A DEAF man is appealing a fine of €200 given to him for “using a mobile phone while driving.”
A court in Leon – northwest Spain – is hearing the appeal of the man, who has never had a mobile phone and is totally deaf since birth, but had three points taken from his license last February.
He was driving on the N-630 road between Garrafe de Torio and Leon when he was stopped by Guardia Civil.
He was unable to understand them until he read the fine.
Although he showed them his driving license, which states he is deaf and lists the special characteristics of his vehicle, they went ahead with it.
He appealed but the Traffic Department rejected his case and increased the amount to €220 for having failed to pay.
He has now paid, but took the case to court, although it could take two years to resolve.
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