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2013-07-24 08:42

ALTERNATIVE STEERING WHEEL: An Australian man is facing charges after he was pulled over for dangerous driving and for using a pair of locking pliers to drive his unlicensed car. Image: Youtube

ADELAIDE, Australia - An Australian man charged with dangerous driving was using a pair of pliers to steer his car as his steering wheel was missing.

The 38-year-old, who was driving with a suspended licence, was also charged with failing to stop after an accident.

And if that's not enough, he was also charged for failing a drug test.

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Minutes before being pulled over, the driver had crashed into another car and blown two of his tyres. The man is facing charges after he was allegedly caught using locking pliers clamped to the part where the steering wheel should have been.


Police said they pulled over the white Holden in the Adelaide suburb of Gilles Plains after they spotted it driving dangerously with two blown tyres.

When police ran a check on the vehicle they found it was unregistered, uninsured and subject to a defect notice.

In South Africa we've seen taxi drivers use screwdrivers to drive. Have you seen any other bizarre tools used to steer a car? Email us and we'll publish your thoughts or use the Readers' Comments section below...

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