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'Peeing in street not a crime if urgent': court

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'Peeing in street not a crime if urgent': court
Urinating in public in Italy is against the law. Photo: PadKirtsch/Flickr
12:23 CET+01:00
A 55-year-old civil servant has been acquitted for urinating in a street in Lamon, in the northern province of Belluno, after Italy's highest court deemed the act to be “urgent”.

The man also had a €200 fine for public indecency scrapped after his lawyer, Fabio Giuggioli, argued in the Supreme Court that his client found himself in "desperate circumstances" when he was caught urinating in a narrow street close to a square in Lamon, Il Gazzetino reported.

The man, named only by his initials, A.T., told the court: “I’m sorry, but I was forced to use this road as a toilet. Attempts to use the services in a nearby restaurant failed.”

Giuggioli added that his client had suffered greatly since the incident in January 2009 and “no longer has a clean record”.

Anyone caught urinating in public in Italy risks a month in prison and being fined up to €210, unless, of course, it’s urgent.

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