Dictionary Helps Crack Case Of Notorious Polish Serial Offender


He was one of Ireland’s most reckless drivers, a serial offender who crossed the country wantonly piling up dozens of speeding and parking ticket fines while somehow managing to elude the law. So effective was his M.O. of giving a different address each time he was caught that there were more than 50 separate entries under his name — Prawdo Jazdy — and yet not a single conviction. In the end, the vital clue to his identity lay not with Interpol or the fingerprint database, but in the pages of a Polish-English dictionary. Prawo Jazdy means “drivers license.” Polish officials have confirmed that the problem has been rectified and there will be no more tickets issued to Prawo Jazdy. However, expect the offender Mrs. Library Card from the Czech Republic to have her cover blown.