Robert Plant Let Off Speeding Fine In Morocco

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July 30, 2014 | 11:25am EST

Rock veteran Robert Plant was stopped for speeding by cops in Morocco in May but was let off after haggling with them over the size of the fine.
The former Led Zeppelin frontman was driving through the African nation when his vehicle was pulled over by traffic officers for breaking the speed limit.He was ordered to hand over a fine of $136 but after chatting to the cops and offering to pay whatever they demanded, he was given a discount and got away with paying just $54 .
Plant tells Uncut magazine, “I got nicked for speeding in Morocco… Two cops said I was doing whatever it was. I said in French, ‘I don’t think so. The sun was in your eyes.’ They said, ‘It’s 500 dirham ($136). Go and sit in the car.’…
“Finally they called me over into the coolness underneath a stanchion and said, ‘How much do you want to give us?’ I said, ‘How much do you think you should be taking from me?’ They held the 500 I’d given them and said, ‘Take what you want.’ I said, ‘No, give me what you think you should.’
“They’re looking at each other going, ‘He doesn’t seem like a bad guy.’ So I said, ‘The sky is blue and everything in the world is fine.’ As soon as I said that, 300 dirham came straight back. It was great, those moments where you’re just playing with people and they’re playing with you.”

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