Search

Driver stopped by police for travelling in the wrong direction along the A47 dual carriageway

PUBLISHED: 08:03 04 April 2017 | UPDATED: 18:10 04 April 2017

A screen grab showing the vehicle travelling in the wrong direction on the A47. Photo: Norfolk Police.

A screen grab showing the vehicle travelling in the wrong direction on the A47. Photo: Norfolk Police.

Archant

A driver who was caught travelling down the A47 dual carriageway in the wrong direction told police he was “lost”.

A screen grab showing the vehicle travelling in the wrong direction on the A47. Photo: Norfolk Police. A screen grab showing the vehicle travelling in the wrong direction on the A47. Photo: Norfolk Police.

The man, who was in his 50s and not from the area, was stopped by officers as he drove towards them in the right-hand lane.

It happened shortly after 7.40pm on Monday night, near to the A47’s junction with Lingwood Lane in North Burlingham.

PC Steve Lee, who stopped the driver, said the man did not know the roads as he was not local.

He said: “I was just glad it was us [who saw him]. We put our lights on to warn other drivers.

“It was unbelievable and it could have been much worse.”

The driver, who was a Romanian national, passed a roadside breath test.

But Mr Lee said he was reported for driving without due care and attention.

He will either be summoned to court or will receive a conditional offer of points on his licence and a fine.

The incident was captured by the onboard camera of Mr Lee’s police car.

A still from the video footage shows the officer was travelling at 52mph as the car came towards him.

Other news

Yesterday, 13:52

Missing Peter Pugh was submerged in water for 20 hours, coastguards revealed today.

Yesterday, 16:58

Drone pilot Sergeant Danny Leach said he was “ecsatic” when he found a missing man stuck in marshes.

Yesterday, 16:02

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) is poised to decide whether to press forward with a possible takeover of the management of the county’s fire and rescue service.

Yesterday, 13:45

It opened under a blaze of publicity, but a branch of the family electricals firm Adcocks is closing in Dereham.

Most Read

Yesterday, 13:52

Missing Peter Pugh was submerged in water for 20 hours, coastguards revealed today.

Read more
Friday, June 15, 2018

Thousands of Norfolk residents are proud to have been born and bred in the East of England for generations.

Read more
United Kingdom
Yesterday, 13:20

Hundreds of local school children will get to explore a big and unusual musical instrument when it arrives in north Norfolk this month.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:07

A major search for a missing man came to a successful close after a police drone spotted the 75-year-old on a Norfolk beach almost 24 hours after he was last seen.

Read more
Norfolk police
Sunday, June 17, 2018

A major search for a 75-year-old man who went missing while out on a walk with his family along a Norfolk beach will continue this morning.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Fakenham and Wells Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy