19/04/2017 8:38 AM AEST | Updated 19/04/2017 8:48 AM AEST

Driver Caught Running Red Light Tells Cops He Was On Way To Nando's

'There is simply no excuse.'

WA Police / Twitter

A driver in Western Australia caught running a red light on Monday night has explained to police that he was "in a rush to get the kids Nando's".

The driver's hunger for chicken turned costly however, when police handed down a $300 fine accompanied with a loss of six demerit points.

Is a cheeky Nando's really worth a $300 fine and six demerit points?

WA Police have said that while "Nando chicken is good", it's not worth putting lives at risk.

"There is simply no excuse," they said in a tweet.