Police report motorist found driving 170-mile round trip to take a break from wife and kids

Updated: May 10


A motorist was reported by the police after telling officers he was driving to take a break from his wife and three kids.


The driver was pulled over by the Alliance Roads Policing Team on Sunday on the A30 near Launceston in Cornwall.

The driver of the BMW told officers he was making a 170-mile round trip to take a break from his wife and three children during the nationwide lockdown.


The Alliance Roads Policing Team is made up by officers from Devon, Cornwall and Dorset police forces.

Motorists found making non-essential journeys are likely to be reported and fined £60. The fine will be reduced to £30 if paid promptly, but repeat offenders could face fines up to £960.


A spokesperson from the Alliance Roads Policing Team wrote: “Taking your BMW out for a spin on a 170 mile round trip to have a break from the wife and three kids is also not an essential journey!


“The roads are much quieter, but there are still people who don't get it.


“Driver reported on the A30 near Launceston.”

Image credit: Alliance Roads Policing

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