Friday, July 01, 2016

6ft 7inch man has pleaded not guilty to standing up while driving a small car

A tall man has denied driving a small car while standing up. Adam Elliott, who is 6ft 7in, is accused of getting to his feet while behind the wheel of a convertible Ford Ka.

It is alleged he drove dangerously on the A184 Felling bypass, in Gateshead and on the A167 over the Tyne Bridge, in Newcastle. During an appearance at Newcastle Crown Court, he pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving on January 26 this year.

Nick Cartmell, defending, told the court: “He is adamant he was not standing. The allegation is he was standing while driving. He is a few inches off 7ft. He accepts he was high in the seat but he was not standing and was in control of the vehicle. It’s a very small car.

“It would have been like the Big Friendly Giant in Noddy’s car.” The Ford Ka had its roof down at the time of the alleged offence. A trial date was set for January 23 next year and was given a time estimate of at least one day. Elliott, 25, of Scotswood, Newcastle, was further released on unconditional bail until his trial.


Ratz said...

Standing up or not, I think he's mad to be driving a car so unsuited to him. If he rolls it, his head's the first thing to touch the ground, not the roll-bars.

Miss Cellania said...

According to another source, he was delivering the car. It's not his.

Miss Cellania said...

What gets me is that the original violation was in January, and the trial is set for next January.