Speeding Audi driver caught breaking lockdown rules for fourth time fined in Lancashire
A motorist who was caught driving on the wrong side of the road and through a red light had also broken lockdown rules for the fourth time.
The Audi RS3 driver was stopped by police in Blackburn at around 3am this morning (Saturday, February 27).
Officers said the car was caught travelling at "high speed" on the wrong side of the road and had also failed to stop at a red traffic light.
After pulling the vehicle over it transpired the occupants of the car, the driver and one passenger, were travelling "without a reasonable excuse".
Police added this wasn't the first time the pair had been caught breaking lockdown rules, but it was actually their fourth run-in with the law.
The pair were issued with Fixed Penalty Notices totalling £1,600 and their car was seized under Section 59 for being driven in an "anti-social manner".
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "Audi RS3 seized in Blackburn. It had been driven at high speed on the wrong side of the road and then through a red light.
"Driver and passenger out at 3am without a reasonable excuse for the Fourth time so a Covid ticket issued for £1,600.
"We are now checking to see if [the vehicle] has any outstanding finance and if it does it will only be returned to the finance company."
Currently, people across England must not leave or be outside of their home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
- Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- Go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- Exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person (in which case you should stay 2m apart). Exercise should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- Seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- Attend education or childcare - for those eligible
If you break the rules the police can take action against you. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).
You can be given a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.
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