Driver in Northampton caught driving with plastic sheet and a 'pee-phole' for a window

Police pulled over a dozy driver in Northampton who fixed a broken window with blue plastic sheeting and gaffer tape - leaving just a tiny "peep-hole" to see the wing mirror.

Monday, 31st October 2016, 10:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:20 pm
PC Dave Lee tweeted this picture of a car covered in a plastic sheet on Saturday.

The driver of the white Toyota was stopped by officers on the Wellingborough Road on Saturday at around noon.

Police, who seized 30 cars that day as part of a road policing operation, said it was an "interesting concept".

PC Dave Lee said the driver would likely be fined or face a court appearance for the misdemeanour.

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He tweeted: "Interesting concept for this Toyota that was driving along. #PeePo."

Northamptonshire Police added: "Our central ticket office will write to him giving him various options from a fine through to a court appearance."

It is not the first time the force has stopped drivers who have been barely able to see the road. In January 2013, officers tweeted a picture of an Audi covered in thick snow except for a tiny rectangular hole to allow the driver to see through.