The Daily Telegraph
January 28, 2010

[efoods]Michael Mancini, a father of two, said he put the handbrake on before wiping his nose but was asked to pull over by officers who were standing nearby.

He was told he was not in control of his vehicle and was handed a £60 fixed penalty and three points on his licence.

The 39-year-old, who runs a furniture restoration business in Ayr, said: ”The traffic was nose to tail in the high street and the traffic stopped and I thought that was quite a good time. I stopped the van and put the handbrake on. I saw four police officers nearby.

”The traffic moved on and I was waved across by an officer.

”He said I was not in control of the vehicle.”

Mr Mancini went on: ”I was absolutely stunned.

”I said to the officer ‘You’re joking, you’re having a laugh’.

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