Gold Coast’s handstand driver found guilty

A JAPANESE man living on the Gold Coast has today been found guilty of dangerous driving after he filmed himself performing a series of handstands on the roof of his driverless, moving car.

Ryuichi Hozaki, 30, admitted that on February 11, he filmed himself repeatedly climbing out the drivers side window of his moving manual Toyota Yaris at Burleigh Heads and onto the roof where he performed a handstand, but denied the stunt was dangerous.


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He appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday where the judge described his actions as a “gross act of stupidity”.

He was found guilty of dangerous driving and placed on 12 months probation, disqualified from driving for six months and must complete 40 hours community service.

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