- A 96-year-old father, Victor Coella, has appealed against the case of speed violation he was charged with
- While speaking in court, the old father said he only drives when it is important and never sped as charged
- When the judge, Frank Caprio, heard him speak about how he drove his 63-year-old child to the hospital, he was touched
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A 96-year-old man, Victor Coella, was charged for overspeeding in a school zone. When he got a mail in his inbox that he has violated the speed limit, the man said he was surprised.
In a video that was originally posted in 2019, the man said he was not going to pay the fine, adding that he would rather appear in court. While in court, the judge, Frank Caprio, told him his charge, Global Positive News reports.
I was only taking my son to the hospital
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With a shaking hand on a microphone, the man’s defence got many people really emotional. He told the judge that he does not drive as fast as the violation said he did.
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He went on to say that because of his age, the only time he drives is when it is really necessary. He stated that he was only driving his 63-year-old son who has cancer to the hospital for bloodwork.
You are a good man
When Frank heard this, he felt sorry for him. He went ahead to tell the old man that he is amazed that he still takes care of his child even in his old age.
The judge said he is a very good man as he dismissed his case. The video of the court proceeding has generated massive reactions from thousands on social media. Coella was later honoured after the session, FOX News report.
Watch the moment below:
At the time of writing this report, the video has over 170,000 views with thousands of comments.
Below are some of the reactions:
"I’ve seen this numerous times and it always gets me."
"I want to help drive this gentleman!"
"That's a good Judge. He never fails to impress me. Wish more were like him."
"Who gave him a ticket! I’m pretty sure he told the officer the circumstances!"
"This clip never gets old, love this clip."
Old people made a fashion statement
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that an old couple, Chang Wan-ji and Hsu Sho-ere who are both 83 and 84 years old respectively got media attention in 2020 for their unconventional method of fashion.
They both run a laundry service and they always had to deal with the situation where people forget their clothes and never pick up.
One day, their grandson, Reef Chang, who is a fashion enthusiast thought up an idea for them to put the clothes into good use.