Motorist fined for using wrench to control car without steering wheel

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 20, 2016 at 2:26 PM

YINCHUAN, China, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A Chinese taxi driver seeking to save money on a tow truck used a wrench to drive his vehicle to the repair shop without a steering wheel.

The driver was recorded in Yinchuan using a wrench to control the vehicle after the steering wheel fell off of its base.

Sina Auto reported the driver was taking the vehicle to a repair shop 14 miles away and didn't want to pay for a tow truck.

The stunt ended up failing to save the man any money -- he was fined $40 by police.

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