A SPEEDING taxi driver blamed the offence on his passengers breaking wind when stopped by police.

Posting on Facebook, Dorset Traffic Police revealed the weird excuse of the driver who was stopped on Friday night.

Officers said that the taxi driver failed to notice the large marked traffic car in his rear view mirror.

When he was stopped the driver blamed it on the "flatulence" of his three paying passengers for the reason he sped.

The incident took place in Bournemouth town centre.

Another incident occurred when officers saw what appeared to be the light of a mobile phone in the hand of a driver as it passed police at a junction.

The driver then drove through a no entry and the entire length of a one-way street the wrong way.

When stopped, the driver stated he was in the process and panicked upon seeing us and drove down the first road he could, not realising it was no entry and one-way.