Hun­gry driver pays for let­ting wife take wheel


Burton Mail - - News - By JENNY MOODY jen­nifer.moody@reach­

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

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