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Dutch cop used police light to beat Austrian traffic chaos

A Dutch policeman is facing court in Austria after he used his unmarked police car's blue light in order to clear traffic out of the way when he was caught in a jam on holiday.

The police officer was on holiday at the posh Zell am See ski resort in Austria when he got caught in a traffic jam caused after a lorry had overturned.

Instead of waiting with the other cars he poured the portable blue light out from under the dashboard and stuck it on the roof – but one motorist who moved to the side noticed the foreign number plates and wrote them down – then called Austrian police.

He was stopped a short while later and admitted misuse of the blue light and apologised to his colleagues. A report has been handed to prosecutors.

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