Armless man caught steering car with foot at 121km/h

By | March 24, 2006

Armless man caught steering car with foot at 121kmh

A man with no arms was caught speeding at 121km/h (75 mph) yesterday – using one foot to steer and the other to operate the pedals. The man told shocked police he was born with no arms and said he’d never held a driver’s licence.? The 32-year-old unemployed Waikato man was clocked on State Highway 2 at Papamoa, Bay of Plenty,?at 10.30am.? He was given a $170 fine and has been forbidden from driving. Police say he will probably also be charged with dangerous driving.? Senior Constable Brent Gray approached the driver’s window, spotted a foot up on the dashboard and noticed the seat was reclined. Mr Gray told colleagues he thought the man had an “attitude”. But then he noticed his armless torso. “He was pretty shocked by that, as you would be,” acting Senior Sergeant for the road policing unit, Deidre Lack, told the Bay of Plenty Times this morning.? The armless speedster told the stunned highway patrol officer he had been driving for years, without any issues. – NZHerald

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