I got fined over sorn on a motorcycle , the written summon's I got stated , word's to the effect , that I would be let off if I had an extraordinary excuse ??? I wrote back & told them that I had been abducted by alien's , that's pretty extraordinary ??? they did not want to know , un-exceptable reason apparently !!!!!!!!
Admittedly, that's a poor response, you could have said that you were a Jedi knight (a recognised religion officially! - apparently), and the Force had affected the motor/hoverbike..
I say that because some guy was in the dole office recently, and staff told him to take his hoodie down, and was ejected from the building for refusing..so complained, saying he was a member of the Jedi, and they had to apologise to him(!)
I had my motorbike stolen, reported it to the police, they just sent a form to me, one of the questions was 'Who is the current owner of the vehicle?', to which I replied, "A thief? You tell me", they never found it, or told me.