And finally… young at heart

Police responding to a report of dangerous driving found a 103-year-old woman with an expired driving license at the wheel of an uninsured car.

Giuseppina Molinari, born in 1920, was fined and taken home by police in Italy’s northern Emilia Romagna region after being pulled over in the early hours of Thursday morning, The Guardian reports.

Officers were “greatly surprised when they discovered the year of the driver’s birth”, the police force said.

Ms Molinari apparently has no plans to return to driving cars after her brush with the law – but told a local newspaper she “will buy myself a Vespa” and use a bicycle in the meantime.

The mayor of the nearby town of Ferrara joked: “I would give Giose a medal rather than a fine. It’s not common to have such inner strength, and it gives me hope for my own old age!”

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