6ft 7in driver on trial for 'driving Ford Ka while standing'

Man insists he was sitting down at the wheel

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6ft 7in driver on trial for 'driving Ford Ka while standing'

A man has gone on trial for allegedly driving a Ford Ka while standing up.

Adam Elliott, 25, denies the charge, and his lawyer said that, at 6ft7in, he's so tall it merely looked like he was standing up. He added that the roof was down on the convertible at the time.

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He is accused of dangerous driving after police said he drove the Ford Ka over the Tyne Bridge while standing last January.

6ft 7in driver on trial for 'driving Ford Ka while standing'

According to the Chronicle Live, his lawyer said last year: "He is adamant he was not standing. The allegation is he was standing while driving. He is a few inches off 7ft.

"He accepts he was high in the seat but he was not standing and was in control of the vehicle. It's a very small car. It would have been like the Big Friendly Giant in Noddy's car."

Mr Elliott pleaded not guilty last year and the Metro reports that he is due back in court on Tuesday.

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