Police nab man who drove without hand for 11 years
Police have discovered a Turkish man has been driving a car without a driver’s license and without hands for more than a decade.
Traffic police halted a car in the inner Aegean province of Afyonkarahisar on June 7 during routine checks and quickly noticed that the driver was wearing prosthetic hands on both of his arms, according to Doğan News Agency.
The 31-year-old man, identified as Abdullah D., admitted he did not have a medical report confirming he could drive or a driver’s license.
The man also said he had lost his hands during an accident with high voltage electricity, but kept driving his wife’s car for the past 11 years.
“I will apply to get a driver’s license. I do not think that what I am doing now is right. But what can I do?” the driver asked.
Police, who were not convinced of the defence, fined the man 2,050 Turkish Liras for “endangering traffic” and his wife 2,150 liras for “providing a car to a driver without a license.”
The car was also banned from traffic.