Saturday 21 April 2018

Watch this reckless driver pull a man in a wheelchair behind his car

The motorist has been banned for 20 months and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.


By Kameron Virk

A 20-year-old motorist has been banned from driving after being caught on CCTV pulling a man along a road in a wheelchair behind his car, police have said.

Michael Ward pleaded guilty to dangerous driving when he appeared in court last month, while William MacPherson, the man in the wheelchair, was fined after he admitted holding on to the car to be pulled along.

Ward was banned from driving for 20 months, ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work, fined £85 costs and told to pay an £85 victim surcharge.

MacPherson was fined £154 and ordered to pay £30 costs and £30 victim surcharge after he pleaded guilty to holding on to a vehicle for the purpose of being drawn.

Traffic Constable Rob Roberts, of Harrogate’s road policing team, said: “Ward and MacPherson acted selfishly that night.

“They paid no regard to the safety of other road users or pedestrians and chose to act in a dangerous manner.

“I hope the sentence that has been handed to them teaches a lesson to both them, and others, that reckless behaviour will not be tolerated on our roads.”

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