Sunday, June 27, 2010
In 2007 a Polish man with the name of Prawo Jazdy was one of the most wanted men in Ireland, he was wanted for a string of driving offences all over the country. Yet he always seemed to stay one step ahead of the Gardai and had given over 50 different address's and his appearance seemed to change too with each new offence. But not only did he avoid conviction, he did not exist. A Garda that was consulting a English/Polish dictionary saw that the Polish for driving licence was 'Prawo Jazdy' sent out an urgent memo. This got leaked to the press eventually and the Garda for their efforts were the "proud" recipients of an Ignobile award for which they failed to collect.