Talk about passing the buck.
“Until death do we part,” seems to mean that a husband gets the blame for his wife’s speeding tickets.
Catherine Goodwin, who lives in the U.K., got two speeding tickets kicked in 2008 by claiming her husband was the man behind the wheel.
She forgot an important detail - he's been dead since 2007.
She will spend six months in jail for forgetting that important fact.
She is being charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice and two counts of making fraudulent applications to get a passport, according to the Derby Telegraph.
Why did it take so long for authorities to figure it out?
Apparently Goodwin paid the fines but claimed that her husband had done the speeding.
Penalty points were added to his driving record which still existed, despite his earthly departure.
It was only when Goodwin reapplied for a passport in her husband’s name, and she used the photo of a man she had met in Spain, did authorities red flag the situation.
Goodwin’s attorney says that after her husband’s death, his client got depressed and loan sharks who had lent her late husband money had chased Goodwin to Spain.
The judge was not so kind.
"…Perverting justice is attacking the very fabric of the justice system," the judge said in court.
"Your husband may have been very demanding and a spendthrift and you spent a lot of time looking after him before he died. But that doesn't excuse what you did."