Illustration for article titled British Man Caught Driving With His Hands Behind His Head

A police safety camera van recorded a British driver for thirty seconds driving on the highway with his hands behind his head. For that, he has been arrested.

The BBC reports that 36-year-old Richard Newton was recently found guilty of dangerous driving. Newton argued that he was in control of the vehicle.


According to the North Yorkshire Police, his punishment is a 12-month driving ban, 100 hours of community service, and a £625 ($1040) fine with a £60 ($98) surcharge.

Here is the video in question. Does it look like it was worth banning a driver for this?

(Hat tip to Automatch!)

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