Banned driver had tall story

Midweek Sport - - WEEKEND SPORT -

A MOTORIST claimed he had been banned from driv­ing for be­ing TOO TALL after he was seen with his head out of the roof of his car.

Adam El­liott, 26, from New­cas­tle, was con­victed of dan­ger­ous driv­ing after he drove along the Tyne Bridge in a con­vert­ible Ford Ka with his head pok­ing out the top.

The 6ft 6ins car dealer, who runs I Buy Any Car North East, was ac­cused of stand­ing up while driv­ing and show­ing off.

But after the hear­ing at New­cas­tle Crown Court, El­liott said: “I was not stood up, I am just tall.

“I pleaded guilty to this be­cause I was ad­vised to, but I still in­sist I was not stand­ing up. It’s just be­cause of my height.”

El­liott was given an in­terim driv­ing ban of 12 months be­fore he is sen­tenced next month.

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