Maria Adams was seen towing her friend sitting in a borrowed wheelchair outside Tesco in Roker, Sunderland. She has been handed a two-year driving ban.
Adams repeatedly drove up and down the car park with her friend holding on to a towel hanging out of the boot of her car. Witnessed by a number of shoppers, Adams would speed up before the man in the wheelchair let go and was sent whizzing along with the momentum. This prank, which was caught on security cameras, lasted several minutes.
At court, Adams admitted to dangerous driving. The court head that the friend did not require a wheelchair and had jumped in one owned by the store for customer use. She was disqualified from driving for two years, ordered to pay £1,369 prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge. She was also given a four-month curfew and a 12-month community order.