Driver found to be steering car with pliers

Last updated 11:55 25/07/2013
Pliers used as steering wheel.
South Australia Police

CALL THE VICE-SQUAD: Pliers used as steering wheel on car stopped by police in Adelaide.

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A motorist stopped in South Adelaide was surely steering toward disaster when police stopped him this week.

Police in Adelaide have revealed the car was initially stopped as it was being driven erratically and had two flat tyres.

What shocked authorities even more was that the car had no steering wheel and in its place were a pair of vice grips.

Unsurprisingly, the 38-year-old driver tested postive for drugs and alcohol and along with the driving under the influence charges, driving while disqualified, dangerous driving, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and breaching bail conditions have been added.

Police later added a failing to stop at the scene of a crash charge when investigations revealed the vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run crash earlier.

''While this is an extreme example, police wish to remind all motorists they have a responsibility to drive with due care at all times,'' South Australia Police said in a statement.

The man was been remanded in custody following a court appearance yesterday.

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