Hungry driver pays for letting wife take wheel
POLICE FOUND SHE WAS NOT INSURED AFTER VEHICLE CRASHED
A DRIVER who said he was “too hungry to drive home” decided to let his uninsured wife get behind the wheel and it ended in disaster.
The wife then crashed their grey Saab – but their bad luck did not end there as the damaged car was spotted by police.
They were pulled over and on being told the wife had been driving officers ran checks which showed she was not insured.
She ended up being reported for not having insurance and the husband, hungry or not, had to get behind the wheel and finish the journey.
Officers then shared a picture of the crashed Saab on social media having pulled it over in St Matthew’s
Street, Burton, on Saturday.
Staffordshire Police Roads Policing Unit shared the picture on Twitter, adding that the wife had now been reported for the offence.
The tweet said: “Assisting in the @Estaffspolice area. Owner of this car felt too hungry to drive home.
“So let his wife drive uninsured. Who then crashed. He’s now finishing the journey. She’s reported for the offence.”
The incident was one of a series on a busy day for the police unit in Burton as they also stopped a driver who “had just finished work and was tired’ so was speeding home through a residential area. He was caught doing 60mph when the speed limit was 30mph.
The force warned this was a ‘dangerous combination’ and the driver has now been reported.
A van was also stopped for having false registration plates, with police adding they also had no licence or insurance. The van has now been seized, with police adding there are ‘questions to be answered.’
Finally, officers were called to an accident on a busy Burton crossroads, on a fast road, saying that a ‘slip of concentration led to a crash.’
No one was hurt in the accident.
The Saab involved in the incident and, inset, St Matthew’s Street in Burton