Hautes-Pyrénées. In his car from the 60s, he drives on the highway with one wheel less

Through Thibaut Calatayud
Published on 12 Sep 21 at 18:05

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The driver estimated that his vehicle was capable of driving on the A64, Thursday, September 9, 2021. (© Gendarmerie des Hautes-Pyrénées / Facebook)

He didn’t want to call the convenience store. Thursday, September 9, 2021, the gendarmes of the motorized platoon of Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées) intercepted a car from the 1960s which was traveling at very low speed on theA64. And for good reason… he was missing a wheel!

A classic car at 40 km / h on the highway

On their Facebook page, the soldiers explain that the facts took place at 6 p.m., at the level of the town of Tournay. “The motorcycling gendarmes note that a vintage vehicle circulates at low speed, about 40km / h, in the direction of Tarbes”, we can read on the post published on Sunday, September 12th.

The car – a beautiful Citroën DS – rolls half on the slow lane and half on the emergency lane. Obviously, bikers are intrigued …

It was traveling without a right rear wheel

The gendarmes then decide to catch up with the vehicle and to carry out a check. Instantly, they discover that the right rear wheel is missing from this vintage car.

The driver had been traveling in this way for several kilometers. He had not wished to contact a convenience store and felt that his car could be driven.

The explanation did not convince the gendarmes since the motorist was fined for circulating a vehicle without a tire. The car was immobilized.

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