Man drove 370 miles in wrong direction

13.54 | 20 November 2009 |

Police in Australia came to the rescue of an elderly man who ended up driving 370 miles in the wrong direction after getting lost.

Eric Steward, 80, left his home in the rural town of Yass, in the state of New South Wales, and headed for Pambula.

But he took a wrong turn and nine hours later eventually pulled over on the outskirts of Geelong, Victoria and approached two policemen for help.

Mr Steward said: "I just went out on the road to have a drive, a nice peaceful quiet drive. I didn’t know where I was going but I knew it was somewhere, and with a bit of luck I would eventually find my wife again.”

The police contacted the man’s family and he was later reunited with his wife. She said she had been in mobile contact with her husband and knew he was lost, but didn’t realise he had gone so far out of his way until he mentioned a Melbourne landmark.

When the officers asked Mr Steward why he had not stopped earlier he told them he just liked to drive.
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