Man stopped for driving 500 kms in reverse
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — A 22-year-old man attempted to drive 500 kilometres in reverse on a remote Outback highway after his transmission failed, blocking his forward gears, police said Friday.
The man was stopped by Western Australia state police on Thursday afternoon after they spotted his car roaring in reverse down the highway at about 65 km/h, according to a statement.
He was en route to the state capital, Perth, when his transmission failed outside a restaurant in the Outback town of Kalgoorlie, about 500 kilometres away, according to media reports.
A breath test for alcohol proved negative, but the man was charged with reckless driving and other traffic offences, police said.