CCTV spots wrong direction driver

Posted On 04 Feb 2015
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This Kent Police CCTV camera footage shows a motorist driving the wrong way for nine miles down major roads including the M25 last year. Appearing in court on February 3rd 2015, Mitchell Locke was banned from driving for three years and sentenced to 14 months in a young offender institution after his black BMW was seen travelling in an anti-clockwise direction on the clockwise section of the M25 in Kent.

According to a report in the Guardian, after leaving the motorway, the 20-year-old continued driving into oncoming traffic trying to join the A2, a major dual carriageway, before finally colliding with two other vehicles on a slip road.

Sgt Rob Dell said: “For around 10 minutes, Locke travelled in the wrong direction on a major motorway and a major dual carriageway. Where there was no hard shoulder, he would move out into the live carriageway into oncoming traffic. It is remarkable there were no serious injuries.”

Locke will have to take an extended driving test before he is allowed to get behind the wheel again.