Husband drives six miles with 50-year-old wife clinging to roof of car but didn't know she was there

Richard Addy 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man who thought he abandoned his wife at a bar, learned that she was on the roof of his car.

Richard Addy, 69, of Florida, told police that he left the bar alone and he had no idea that his wife Elizabeth, 50, was on top of his vehicle.

He told police that after driving a few miles, he stopped at a traffic light and heard banging on the roof. That is when he realized that she was there.

However, he said that he chose not to stop because he did not have a cellphone to call for help. Instead, he drove to a courthouse in hopes of finding a police officer.

When he did not see anyone at the courthouse, Addy continued driving with his wife clinging to the roof of the car.

He finally stopped when Officer Christopher Ruediger of the Stuart Police Department, spotted the 50-year-old woman on the roof of the car and pulled him over.

Addy said that he and his wife had several drinks during the course of the night at a few bars. He said that he decided to leave without his wife because they were arguing.

He claims that he did not know when or how she ended up on top of his car. He drove a total of six miles with his wife on the roof.

Addy was arrested and charged with reckless driving. He was also issued a citation for permitting a passenger to ride on the exterior of a vehicle.