Covidiots fined on M1 after they drove to Derbyshire during late night 'tour' of motorway services

Police fined four ‘Covidiots’ who were caught on the M1 in Derbyshire in the early hours of this morning, after they travelled to the county as part of a ‘tour’ of motorway services.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 9:51 am

Officers fined four men from Leeds who were travelling inside a Ford Focus on the M1 in Derbyshire at 3am this morning (March 5).

The occupants broke current lockdown rules which only permits essential travel, after they made the journey from West Yorkshire to Derbyshire in order to stop at multiple motorway services and truck parks.

In a tweet, police described the trip as ‘strange behaviour’ adding there was ‘no reasonable excuse to be out’.

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Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit fined four Leeds residents who travelled to the county while doing a 'tour' of motorway services.

The four men were each handed a £200 fine for breaching Covid-19 regulations.

A twitter account which shares updates about the country’s motorway services, @mwayservices, retweeted the post from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit and urged visitors to “please hold your excitement until the end of lockdown, because we're not bailing any of you out.”

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