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Traffic Offence Of The Week


What happens when you mix a very tall man with a very small car? A conviction for dangerous driving, that’s what, if the curious case of 6 foot 7 inch Adam Elliott is anything to go by.

A car salesman, he was delivering a Ford KA convertible to a client but the problem was that there was not enough room in the cabin to accommodate his frame. The answer was obvious – he stuck his head out of the sun roof and drove off over the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.

Unfortunately, the police were not so enamoured with Adam’s ingenuity, stopped him and accused him of driving whilst standing up, something he denied. However, when in front of the beak, he pleaded guilty. He was banned for dangerous driving and distracting other road users and will be sentenced on February 27th.

Still, at least he’s had his moment in the sun (and other newspapers).


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