Hemel Hempstead man fined for driving while holding onto mattress on roof

A Hemel Hempstead man who drove with one hand on the steering wheel while using his other hand to grab on to a loose mattress on the roof has been fined and given points on his licence.

Thursday, 18th May 2017, 6:36 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:34 pm

North and East Hertfordshire Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Stevenage, heard that Enobong Edet Inyang, 47, of Warmark Road, Hemel Hempstead, drove his Ford car, in Eastman Way, in such a position that he could not have proper control of the vehicle.

Inyang also pleaded guilty to not securing the mattress on the roof when he was stopped by a Hertfordshire police officer in the road on the Maylands business park at 2.22pm on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Magistrates fined Inyang £146.

They also ordered him to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30 and pay costs of £85.

He had his driving record endorsed with three penalty points.

Inyang’s case was heard on April 19 this year when he was given until May 3 to pay the total of £261.