Driver caught using STRING attached to a gearstick to 'power' windscreen wipers

Police were stunned to find this van with its windscreen wipers being 'powered' by a piece of STRING attached to the gearstick today.

Police tweeted this image of the bizarre sight
Police tweeted this image of the bizarre sight

The vehicle has been taken off the road after it was caught in a blitz by West Midlands Police.

Sandwell's Police Partnership Team tweeted this image of the van, which also appeared to have a wing mirror being kept together with parcel tape.

The official West Midlands Police Twitter account joked that the unusual set up was 'knot acceptable'.

While another Twitter user said: "Wasn't raining. He should have removed the string. How daft can you be?"

While colleagues at the Central Motorway Police group added: "Of all the defects found on numerous dangerous vehicles in Sandwell today, this was the most amusing."

Other vehicles caught up in the blitz included this van:

The vehicles were caught in a day of action with police and other agencies targeting everything from speeding motorists to alcohol licensing issues.

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