Dangerous driver fined for cramming flat-pack wardrobe into car for motorway journey

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The car was pulled over for being driven dangerously on the M6 (Reach)
The car was pulled over for being driven dangerously on the M6 (Reach)

A driver pulled over on a motorway for dangerous driving was found to be driving with a flat-pack wardobe across his car.

The IKEA customer was stopped by police for 'dangerously' driving on the M6 motorway. 

The motorist was behind the wheel of a "vehicle in a dangerous condition," which endangered other road users through a lack of driving view, the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said.

Pictures taken by officers show two long IKEA Pax wardrobe boxes positioned through the length of the car.

The driver was pulled over as his view was totally obscured by the flat pack wardrobe (Reach)
The driver's view was totally obscured by the flat pack wardrobe (Reach)

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The driver, who was making a return journey from the nearby IKEA store in Wednesbury, was fined and received penalty points on their driving licence.

Taking to Twitter, CMPG posted: "Do you pay for @IKEA delivery or endanger other road users through your lack of driving view...

"Tough decision for some, in this case the delivery would of [sic] been considerably cheaper than the fine & points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition, M6 south J6. 3505."

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Social media users were quick to share their view on the police intervention, with one writing: "Good work. Come to M6 J9 on a Sunday, you will see loads of people doing this!" 

A separate user wrote: "Wow they made it down to j6 - lucky to pass j7. Good stop." 

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