Driver panned by police for homemade steering wheel, SA

Police have arrested a man for a number of traffic matters including using a metal pan as a steering wheel at Adelaide earlier this morning, according to SA Police.

Just after 8am on Sunday 4 September, patrols were called to Norman Street following reports of a suspicious red Mazda sedan and male occupant loitering in the street.

On arrival, police saw the Mazda sedan drive off along Norman Street before turning into the car park of a unit block.

Police spoke with the driver and inspected his car finding the steering wheel had been replaced with a metal pan and the front number plate had been altered.

Frypan wheel

Further checks revealed the car was unregistered and uninsured and had recently been defected and the defect label had been removed.

The 32-year-old from Adelaide was charged with driving unregistered, uninsured, drive contrary to defect, remove defect label, alter number plate and breach of bail. He has been refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court tomorrow.

His car was also impounded for 28 days.

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