A self-appointed ‘freeman of the land’, who was disqualified from driving, had his vehicle seized despite claiming that he is exempt from English Law.
Citing the centuries-old Magna Carta, the disqualified driver explained to Derbyshire Roads Policing officers that the courts do not have jurisdiction over him.
Tweeting about the bizarre encounter, an officer attached to the unit said:
‘Freeman on the Land’ doesn’t accept that the Road Traffic Act 1988 applies to him and does not believe that the courts have jurisdiction over him. Disqualified from driving. Now very much free to walk on the land as his van has been seized’.
With the tweet was a video of a red van being carted away from the scene.
Responding to the tweet, one social media user said:
“It’s strange how they always cut the ending in their YouTube videos so you see them arguing but never see the van getting seized!
“Seriously think all these ‘freeman of the land’ believers need some kind of assessment. SURELY no one of sane mind would believe in it?!”
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