February 20, 2009

The Irish Times reports this week how a dictionary helped solve the case of one of Ireland’s most notorious traffic offenders.

Prawo Jazdy recklessly piled up scores of speeding tickets and parking fines, giving a different address each time he was caught. By June 2007 there were more than 50 entries under his name on the Garda’s Pulse database.

“The vital clue to his identity,” reports Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, “lay not with Interpol or the fingerprint database but in the pages of a Polish-English dictionary. Prawo jazdy means driving licence.”


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