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Gillingham man who drove with his hands tied together is banned from the road

A "foolish and reckless" man who drive with his hands tied together "for a laugh" has been banned from the road.

James Hayter, aged 22, of Claremont Avenue in Gillingham, admitted dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

He was banned from driving for 12 months, received a 170-hour community order and was fined £420.

Hayter was stopped by police as he was driving out of a Co-op car park in Bay Road, Gillingham, on June 22 last year.

The car was insured to Hayter’s parents and he admitted that he was not insured to drive it.

The officers discovered that both of Hayter’s wrists were bound together through the steering wheel with black cable ties. He stated that his friend had done it for a laugh.

Dorset Police say they are cracking down on driving offences Credit: ITV News

James Hayter’s actions that day were foolish and reckless. It is nothing but sheer luck that this mindless prank did not lead to a collision or someone getting injured. Hayter is now banned from the road for a considerable period of time. Dorset Police regularly receives and acts upon valuable information provided by members of public in relation to drink and drug driving and other driving offences.”

– Police Sergeant Mark Farrow