Wednesday 26 November 2014

Hoff blamed KITT for speeding fine

Published 10/06/2014 | 10:57

David Hasselhoff tried to blame KITT for speeding
David Hasselhoff tried to blame KITT for speeding

David Hasselhoff has revealed he was pulled over by police for speeding - and tried to blame KITT, his famous talking car from TV show Knight Rider.

The former Baywatch star was taking part in the UK leg of the Gumball 3000 Rally - which sees celebrities join teams to drive 3,000 miles across two continents in seven days from Miami to Ibiza - when he was stopped by the cops for driving too fast.

David, who was driving a replica of KITT, told the Evening Standard: "Police pulled me over, for speeding.

"Normally on Gumball, when I get pulled over by the police, I have a photo with them and they let me off. But not this year.

"I told them that it wasn't my fault, because KITT drives itself."

Other stars taking part in the Gumball rally included TV presenter Jonathan Ross and rappers Eve, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah and Xzibit.

The Hoff recently revealed he has sold his replica of KITT for charity.

The 61-year-old actor starred in the 80s TV series as detective Michael Knight, who was teamed with a talking car.

In 2012, David was given an exact replica of the car, a heavily modified Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am fitted with scissor doors, a W-shaped steering wheel, flickering red and yellow LEDs on the dashboard and more than 4,000 sound effects.

He told Cambridge University Union: "I just sold my car for 150,000 dollars (£90,000) to a guy in Turkey."

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