Dresden – Cabaret artist and actor Uwe Steimle (58) – one day after his birthday, he stood in front of the district court on Monday and took action against a driving ban.
A year ago, Steimle rushed his old-timer “Wartburg Kombi” over the pedestrian traffic lights in Meißner Landstrasse near “Am Urnenfeld”. But the 200 euro fine and a month’s driving ban seemed too much for Steimle.
“As a freelance artist, I cannot afford a driving ban,” he said, district judge Uwe Klinzing (60). He showed interest in vintage cars and was informed about the “Wartburg” history by Steimle.
Then he rummaged in the files: “Mr. Steimle, you were flashed in March 2018 at Ampelrot on Bautzner Straße …”
Steimle regretfully: “But this time I drove 1.8 seconds past the red light. Because I didn’t even notice that there was a traffic light there. “And then he added:” I believe in the independence of Germany’s judiciary. “
Judge Klinzing’s verdict: “The driving ban is no longer applicable, you pay 400 euros and the court costs for it.”
Uwe Steimle after the negotiation: “That was the second time that I stood in front of the police and the judiciary. In 1987 I had to go to Schießgasse as a murder suspect. One witness pointed to another when compared to 10 people. I could go.”