Drunk Florida Man Arrested For Reckless Driving While Wife Was On The Roof Of Car
A man who apparently drove several miles with his wife on the roof of his Toyota sport utility vehicle was jailed on a reckless driving charge, according to records and Stuart police.
Stuart police about 12:16 a.m. March 22 stopped Richard Addy, 69, after noticing “a female riding on top of a vehicle as the vehicle came to a stop” at South Kanner Highway and Southeast Monterey Road.
Police helped the woman, identified as Addy’s wife, off the roof.
Addy said they argued after drinks at a restaurant in Palm City and at a bar at a resort on Hutchinson Island. They 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.
He said he didn’t realize his wife was on the roof of the vehicle, which police reported was a 2011 Toyota SUV.
“Addy stated at the first traffic light after the Sewall’s Point bridge, he heard her banging on the roof and realized that she was there,” a report states.
He said he kept driving with her on the roof because he lacked a cell phone to call police.
Because. He. Lacked. A. Cell. Phone. SMFH.
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