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VIDEO: Italian police catch 92-year-old driving on ski slope

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VIDEO: Italian police catch 92-year-old driving on ski slope
Onlookers filmed a car making its way across a ski slope in Trento. Screenshot: Giornale Adige/YouTube
11:35 CET+01:00
Police in northern Italy intercepted an elderly man spotted driving his car up a ski slope, who reportedly told them he was trying to get to the ski lodge for lunch.

Skiers were startled on Saturday to spot a Jeep driving up the slopes Col Rodella, a resort in Trento province.

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The driver, identified by the Italian press as a local man in his early 90s, had apparently attempted to take a shortcut to the restaurant at the top of the slope, which most people access by lift.

His scenic drive was interrupted by carabinieri on a snowmobile, who escorted him safely off the slope. 

According to the local Giornale Trentino, he received a fine for his exploits of €30.

Under Italy's highway code, drivers over 70 must renew their licence every three years and for over-80s, it's every two years. Each time senior drivers have to present a doctor's certificate to show they're fit to be on the road (and preferably not the slopes).

Watch the video filmed by onlookers:

 
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