December 9, 2009 / 5:52 PM / 9 years ago

Christmas cheer saves woman from speeding fine

A vehicle drives on a road in Tokyo July 12, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

BERLIN (Reuters) - A young woman in Germany who burst into tears when police fined her for speeding received an early Christmas present when another woman caught for the same offence paid the charge.

Authorities in the western city of Aachen said the older driver was so moved by the woman’s crying at the police station that she pulled out her purse and handed over the money.

“It is Christmas soon after all,” local police quoted her as saying.

Reporting by Dave Graham, editing by Paul Casciato

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