Florida man drives 6 miles with wife on roof of SUV

A Florida man was arrested last week after police said he was driving his SUV with his wife on the roof.

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Richard Addy, 69, was driving at around 12:16 a.m. on March 22 when police noticed that a woman was on top of his Toyota sport utility vehicle, TCPalm reported. Police stopped the SUV to help the woman down, who was later identified as Addy’s wife.

According to police, Addy and his wife got into arguments after drinks at a restaurant that night, which led to Addy’s wife leaving. Addy returned to his vehicle but did not realize his wife was on top of it and continued to drive even though he “heard banging on the roof and realized she was there,” according to TC Palm.

Addy's wife sat "Indian style" on top of the car with her arms wrapped around racks on top of the vehicle, WMUR reported. 

Addy told police that he kept driving because he did not have a cellphone in the car and that he tried passing a county courthouse to draw the attention of police for help, TC Palm reported. He was eventually stopped by police at an intersection six miles from the resort.

Police said Addy smelled of alcohol and he told officers he was taking his wife to his silver Mercedes, which was parked at a pawn shop. He was arrested on a charge of reckless driving and received a citation on permitting a passenger to ride outside a vehicle.

Read more at TCPalm.

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