A man in the UK was sentenced to nearly two years in jail Thursday for dressing up as a paramedic and disguising his Renault as an ambulance to safely rush his wife to the hospital.

Phillip Lemonheigh attached a flashing light to the roof of his Renault Laguna and an "emergency response" sign to the side, The Guardian reported. He said he purchased the emergency vehicle supplies online so that he could speed around his town of Neath, England while taking care of his ailing wife. But when a speeding camera finally caught Lemonheigh he was going 73 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone, and in the opposite direction of the hospital. Lemonheigh admitted he was simply running errands.

Not only was Lemonheigh not an ambulance driver, he didn't even have a driver's license. Lemonheigh pled guilty to dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice when he gave the police a false name. He is banned from driving for three years and will have to complete an extended test before applying for a driving license in the future.


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