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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 01:01 pm

Man claims to be the Earl of Law; leads police on 140 kilometre chase through New South Wales; represents self in subsequent court appearance:

The Royal roadrunner, 34-year-old South Australian man Paul Henry Johnson, is alleged to have clocked speeds up to 143 km/h along the Pacific Highway after leaving a South Grafton petrol station without paying for fuel.

Handcuffed and wearing surfer-style board shorts and a T-shirt, Johnson, who claims his true title is the Earl of Law, yesterday chose to represent himself in Ballina Court.

“I am of a higher intelligence than you,” Johnson told Magistrate Pogson. “You probably are,” Magistrate Pogson quipped back. “It wouldn’t take much.”

The Earl of Law is currently undergoing tests in a Hospital of Crazy.

(Via Tom R.)

Posted by Tim B. on 02/06/2006 at 09:43 AM
    1. Even after his car was spiked, he tried to continue his escape, limping along with a flat and eventually shredded front tyre for another 5km to the Big Prawn.

      The Prawn of Big! How I love thee, Ballina.

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2006 02 06 at 09:49 AM • permalink


    1. Is Latho gunna get banged up?

      Posted by James Waterton on 2006 02 06 at 09:55 AM • permalink


    1. LOL. Now that’s just plain cruel, James.

      Posted by C.L. on 2006 02 06 at 10:08 AM • permalink


    1. I don’t want to sound unimpressed, but is 143 Km per hour much over the speed limit?

      Posted by rexie on 2006 02 06 at 10:15 AM • permalink


    1. Well I’m the Duke of Earl. mofo!

      Posted by chinesearithmetic on 2006 02 06 at 10:23 AM • permalink


    1. Off Topic, sorry.

      Did you see the anti-cartoon protest in Auckland? The Muzzies were heckled by a lone protester who was hauled away by the cops (of course). Turns out he was a Maori, he shouted at the 800, mainly Pakistani, protesters;

      “This is our land and we’ve had enough of you lot”

      Hmmm, native indigenous types versus head choppers, now which side dya think the progressives are going to come down on this row?

      Posted by Harry Flashman on 2006 02 06 at 10:25 AM • permalink


    1. Oh sure, you can laugh now. But you won’t be laughing when your post-apocalypse petrol supplies are running low and you’ve got no one to fool the local gangs into chasing a tanker truck that’s filled with sand while the good guys get away with what’s left of the fuel hidden in the cars. All because you locked up your only hope.

      Posted by surly on 2006 02 06 at 10:30 AM • permalink


    1. No, I didn’t go to school with this guy.

      Posted by Scott W on 2006 02 06 at 10:33 AM • permalink


    1. I’m the Earl of Lucy.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2006 02 06 at 10:34 AM • permalink


    1. I’m the Earl of Olay.  Not much on crusades, but my skin is perfect.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 06 at 11:11 AM • permalink


    1. Harry,

      Hmmm, native indigenous types versus head choppers, now which side dya think the progressives are going to come down on this row?

      Quite the politically-correct conundrum, innit?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 02 06 at 12:01 PM • permalink


    1. Well, I’m the Duchess of Love.  Only slightly past my prime.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 02 06 at 12:47 PM • permalink


    1. I’m the Duke Of Prunes.

      Posted by Good Face on 2006 02 06 at 06:36 PM • permalink


    1. #4, rexie

      The top speed you’re allowed anywhere in NSW is 110kph.

      Posted by Janice on 2006 02 06 at 08:28 PM • permalink


    1. Allow me to introduce myself—I am Sir Osis of The Liver!

      Posted by JDB on 2006 02 06 at 08:43 PM • permalink


    1. And I am Sir Cumference.

      Posted by Mick Gill on 2006 02 06 at 08:52 PM • permalink


    1. As there is no excuse for poor manners, I am pleased to make your acquaintances. I am Sir T. Fiable. How do youse do?

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 02 06 at 11:11 PM • permalink


    1. This is the guy that wrote EARl OF LAW.
      GEE how have the mighty fallen!
      lets see now the lyrics….

      Earl,Earl,Earl,EARL OF LAW
      As I walk through this world
      Nothing can stop the earl of Law
      And you, you are my girl
      and no one can hurt you or make you sore…


      Posted by davo on 2006 02 06 at 11:31 PM • permalink


    1. The good-humoured comment from the magistrate puts me in mind of one exchange between an accused and Judge Robert Dnieper in the Ontario provincial courts many years ago:

      Accused: “You f***ing c***s**ker!”
      Dnieper: “That’s the trouble nowadays. People just can’t keep a secret.”

      Posted by Jim Whyte on 2006 02 07 at 01:41 PM • permalink


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