Monday, September 05, 2016

Driver criticised after being caught using frying pan as a steering wheel

A 32-year-old man has been criticised by police after he was caught using a frying pan instead of a steering wheel in Adelaide, Australia, on Sunday morning.

Police were called to reports of a suspicious red Mazda sedan loitering at about 8am and approached its driver after it entered the car park of a nearby unit block. While speaking with the driver, police noticed the man's homemade steering wheel, and that the car's number plate had been altered.

Police said the car was also found to be unregistered and uninsured and had recently been defected, but the defect label had been removed. The driver said he was “remorseful” and acknowledged that the DIY wheel was a “reckless and dangerous” idea.

The man has been charged with driving unregistered, driving uninsured, driving contrary to defect, removing a defect label, altering a number plate and breaching bail. He was refused bail and will appear at the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday. His car has been impounded for 28 days.

With news video.

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