by Alex Gibson

A South Australian driver has been remanded in custody after being caught driving a car without a steering wheel.

The driver was initially pulled over by police after they observed his white Holden driving dangerously on two blown tyres.

When police stopped the car they noticed a pair of vice grips had been attached where the car’s steering wheel had (presumably) once been.

Further investigations revealed the car was unregistered and uninsured, and had already been subject to a defect notice not to be driven on the road.

The car had been involved in a hit and run incident minutes before being pulled over. No one was injured.

The driver, a 38-year-old man from the Adelaide suburb of Northfield, was driving while disqualified and returned a positive drug test to methyl amphetamine and cannabis.

He will appear in court today, charged with a series of offences including driving without due care, failing to stop at the scene of a crash, driving in a dangerous manner, driving whilst disqualified, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving contrary to a defect notice and breaching his bail conditions.

If convicted, the driver may not find himself too far from home, with Adelaide’s main male prison also located in Northfield.




  • kf

    Instead of asking the government for more money, Holden should use that as a steering wheel to save costs

  • MisterZed

    It’s a VN Commodore, I’m not surprised the steering wheel fell off. The build quality on those was so bad… even the paint fell off.

    • horsie

      its actually a VR-VS
      but i get your point.

      • MisterZed

        Hmm, actually you’re right. For some reason I thought they switched to a digital odometer in the VR.

        • horsie

          series 2 VS went to digital ODO
          so it is possible that this could be a Series 1 VS or a VR.

  • Bart

    What’s the bet he doesn’t go to prison, but gets more taxpayer funded rehab

    • guest

      He’s a motorist – motorists can do no wrong. So they never get in trouble for anything!

      • Bondie

        For a clown to do something like that, Rehab would not be cheap if he would have killed someone on the road.. Due to police costs and court!!

    • Yetiman

      Rehab is cheaper than prison.

      • falcodore

        A bullet is cheaper than both….

    • Big Jim

      His defence will put up a sob story about how hard his upbringing was and that he was abused; this bogan needs an absolute beat down and then some!

  • bg

    Go to show how poor quality Holden is

    • Genesis1

      you haven’t seen or test driven the gen-f clubsport r8 have u?

      • GB

        The VFs are better than… lets say.. the VRs. But Holden being Holden, that’s not saying much.

      • bg

        i wouldnt even test drive a gen-f clubsport r8 because it will end up just like what has happened in the picture in 5 years time

        • Jake

          For the 90′s, more old Commodore’s and Falcon’s, along with the Hyundai Excel, have remained in service to this day than most other models. Yes they also sold in bigger numbers than most of the competition, but the Lifespan:Maintenance costs ratio is also extremely far ahead of the majority of cars (so long as you actually maintain it and don’t expect it to last for 50,000kms in between each service, like many did). It really is the best value family car over a long term.

    • Brayden Cresswell

      That’s a smart comment on a 15+ year old car look at the competition there all just as bad at the time.

      • Max

        Magna was good :)

        • Brayden Cresswell

          Good point they did take a beating and show little scars

  • Tony Abbotts No1 Fan

    It must have a very small airbag, I couldnt see one…….

    • Phil

      she’s in the passenger seat swearing at the feral kids in the back…

      • Billy

        Haha those types of air bags kill more people than they save

  • Gus

    all those charges are laughable, they all incur infringement based penalties. how much money you think they are gonna get from this guy

  • delcotexas

    ITS called direct power steering

  • Sumpguard

    This guy needs to get a grip.

    • Sydlocal

      Boom tish!!!!!

  • JamesB

    What a douche! This no-good moron needs to be dumped in the middle of nowhere so he can rot to death. At least the vultures will find him useful.

  • f

    He’s from Northfield.Bogan Land Enough Said.