Man who stood while driving jailed

Driver jailed for 18 months

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A car dealer who drove while standing up has been jailed for other offences involving him crashing while speeding away from police.

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Adam Elliott, 26, crashed his Ford Galaxy into a bus and an oncoming car as he tried to flee officers in Gateshead.

He has been jailed for 18 months over the collision in December 2016, the BBC reports.

Elliott, who is 6ft 7in, was previously convicted for driving with his head sticking out of a Ford Ka car roof but got a suspended jail term after admitting dangerous driving but denying that he was standing up.

According to the Guardian, Judge Robert Adams was unaware of the crash when Elliott was handed the suspended sentence in March because he was not arrested until May.

Some of the suspended sentence was activated and he was jailed for 18 months after admitting dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without insurance and while disqualified.

In a statement via prison video link, Elliott, said: "My love and passion for cars has now dwindled - they have caused me nothing but trouble."