This guy was busted for going 40 mph in a 30 mph zone, but claims the radar caught a deer running by, not him.

Can deer even run that fast?

The story definitely sounds far-fetched, but after doing a little research on speedofanimals.com -- Yes, that is a real website -- I have discovered that this dude might have been telling the truth. The white-tailed deer has been clocked running at speeds of almost 30 mph and reindeer can get up to 50 mph, so it's not really that unrealistic.

Unfortunately, the judge was not all about the deer excuse and found the guy guilty and fined him $105.

Check out the full courtroom conversation on the Newbury Port News website.