Stunned officers had stopped to snap a picture of the car (Picture: SWNS)
A brazen driver has been branded ‘unbelievable’ after being stopped by police near the A38.
Officers were dumfounded to see a huge rolled up carpet covering the entire vehicle.
The front and back windscreen were both obstructed by the cream-coloured carpet that stretched over the car.
Bungee cords had been used to hold it into place.
Devon and Cornwall Police shared an image after pulling the road user near to the A38 at the Deep Lane junction in Plympton yesterday.
The huge carpet was attached to the roof of the car by bungee cords.
The photo, shared to the Devon and Cornwall Road Policing Team Twitter account @dc_rpt, showed two cords attaching the middle of the roll to the car, leaving the ends of the carpet draped over the windows.
Officers issued the ‘unbelievable’ driver with a ticket.
The tweet reads: ‘Fortunately this vehicle was stopped before joining the A38 at Deep Lane in Plympton.
‘The obstructed view as well as the bungee cords clearly wasn’t a substantial method of securing the carpet.’
It comes after an incident last November, when a driver was caught chancing it with more than 50 pallets strapped perilously to the back of a trailer.
Kent Police stopped the person in Ramsgate after noticing their load swaying side to side as they drove along.
The pallets were precariously stacked up (Picture: Kent Police Specials/SWNS)
The 52 pallets, stacked in three columns, were 20ft high – the size of a double-decker bus. Like yesterday’s carpet car, they were secured only loosely by just three bungee-like straps.
Earlier this year, cops were equally dumfounded when a driver they pulled over for speeding claimed ‘love made him do it’.
The man on the M40 was stopped for travelling at 102mph in April.
His Meatloaf-esque excuse didn’t satisfy officers, who reported the man to court.
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