Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Man banned after being caught driving at 62mph with hands behind his head

A motorist has been banned from driving after he was caught driving at 62mph with both hands behind his head while steering with his knees.

Richard Newton, 36, from Whitby, North Yorkshire, was filmed driving for about 30 seconds with both hands off the steering wheel, Scarborough Magistrates' Court heard.

He was caught by a police safety camera van on the A171 between Whitby and Guisborough on 9 August. Mr Newton had argued he was in control of the car but was found guilty of dangerous driving.

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He was given a 12-month ban and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in the community. He was also fined £625 and told he must pay a £60 victim surcharge.

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