Dad Drove 350 Miles With Kids To Get A Kebab - And Crashed On Way Home
Despite the coronavirus restrictions in place across the country, a dad drove 350 miles with his kids in the car to get a kebab - then crashed on the way home.
The driver, who had no licence or insurance, crashed on the M5 near Portishead, Bristol.
The man, with his wife and two kids in the car, told officers they had travelled from Exeter to Coventry to pick up a kebab, and were on their way home when the smash occurred.
Officers fined the motorist for various offences, including driving with no licence or insurance, and coronavirus breaches.
Avon and Somerset's road policing unit tweeted: "RTC on the M5 at Portishead. The driver had no licence or insurance. He had his wife, and 2 young children in the vehicle.
"They were returning to Exeter from Coventry where they had travelled to buy a kebab... Driver reported for various offences including the #Covid breach."
RTC on the #M5 at #Portishead- ASPolice Roads Policing Unit (RPU) (@ASPRoadSafety) January 20, 2021
The driver had no licence or insurance
He had his wife, and 2 young children in the vehicle.
They were returning to Exeter from Coventry where they had travelled to buy a kebab...
Driver reported for various offences including the #Covid breach pic.twitter.com/M2rXbzvo5B
Twitter users have responded angrily to these latest Covid rule breakers. One user tweeted: "Exeter - Coventry return to buy a kebab uninsured + unlicensed driver, sure went out of his way to provide for his family.
"Too many selfish unnecessary journeys happening nationwide adds to spread virus. Stay home essential travel only!"
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Another bluntly labelled the driver an "Idiot!!" While someone else suggested: "This is unreal & whatever will people do, custodial sentence??"
Believe it or not, this isn't the first time Avon and Somerset Police officers have seen people breaking the rules for a kebab. Just last week a driver was fined after travelling from Bristol to Cheddar Gorge to tuck into their kebab.
Posting on Twitter Avon and Somerset Police said: "Patrols of Cheddar Gorge this evening resulted in multiple vehicles being dispersed and 7 fixed penalty notices being issued for breaching Covid-19 legislation.
"Travelling from Bristol to Cheddar to sit and eat kebabs in your vehicle is not a reasonable excuse!"
In a statement to Somerset Live, the force added: "Police patrolling in Cheddar [on Saturday] engaged with a number of people who were sitting in parked cars in Cheddar Gorge.
"Officers took the decision to issue fixed penalty notices to seven individuals whom they determined were not local to the area, were not members of the same household, and did not have a valid reason for their journey under the current COVID-19 regulations.
"We would ask that people follow the regulations, only travel when it is essential and take exercise locally to their home address, in order to save lives and protect the NHS."
Featured Image Credit: SWNS
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