A motorist was arrested after driving six miles – with his screaming wife on the roof.
Richard Addy reportedly told police he had quarreled with his wife after leaving a restaurant and claimed to have no idea she was there.
The 69-year-old was arrested and charged with reckless driving after officers stopped him in the town of Stuart, in Florida.
According to a police report, officers stopped Addy in the early hours of March 22 after noticing “a female riding on top of a vehicle as the vehicle came to a stop”Police helped the woman, identified as Addy’s wife, off the roof.
Addy reportedly told officers he and his wife had argued after drinks at a restaurant in Palm City and at a bar at a resort on Hutchinson Island.
The couple were staying at the resort because of work being done to their Palm City home.
After an altercation at the resort, Addy said he decided to leave.
But he claims to have had no idea that his wife had managed to climb on to the roof of the 2011 Toyota SUV.
“Addy stated at the first traffic light after the Sewall’s Point bridge, he heard her banging on the roof and realised that she was there,” a report states.
Bizarrely, the police reports claim he then carried on driving with her on the roof because he did not have a mobile phone to call police.