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Man arrested driving 122mph from Wales to England after haircut

19 Mar 2021 2 minute read
Picture by Gwent Police @gpoperations / Twitter

A man has been arrested after driving 122mph on the motorway back home to England after getting a haircut in Wales.

Hairdressers in Wales reopened on Monday, a month earlier than England.

The car was stopped near Junction 23 of the M5 in Somerset.

In a tweet, the force said: “Officers stopped a car driving at 122mph near J23 of the #M5 yesterday.

“The occupant was travelling back from Wales after getting a haircut.

“A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs after failing a roadside test.

“Enquiries ongoing.”

Announcing the reopening of hairdressers on Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford said these businesses have “gone through everything that is needed in order to operate safely”.

Salons are only able to serve customers who have an appointment, and services are restricted to haircuts only.

On Saturday, Wales lifted its ‘stay-at-home’ order, with the country moving to a ‘stay local’ message instead, with a five-mile rule of thumb.

English Covid-19 regulations prohibit travel to Wales until the 12th of April.

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