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Driver clocked at 122mph after speeding back to England high on drugs after haircut in Wales

Lockdown-dodging driver is clocked at 122mph after getting a haircut in Wales and speeding back to England while high on drugs

  • Police spotted a car travelling at 122mph on M5 near Glastonbury on Wednesday
  • Driver, a 29-year-old man, was returning from Wales, where he had got a haircut
  • He failed a roadside test and officers arrested him on suspicion of drug driving 

 A lockdown-dodging driver was clocked at speeds of 122mph while speeding back to England while high on drugs after getting a haircut in Wales. 

Avon and Somerset Police spotted the car near Junction 23 of the M5, near Glastonbury, on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the force said: ‘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.’

Avon and Somerset Police recorded a driver reaching speeds of 122mph on the M5, near Glastonbury, on Wednesday. Officers revealed he had returned to England after getting a haircut in Wales, where restrictions were eased earlier this week

Covid-19 rules across Britain urge everyone to stay within their local area to prevent the spread of the virus.

Hairdressers and barbers in England are not expected to reopen until next month.

However, the Welsh government allowed for them to reopen on Monday.

Welsh Government regulations say that hairdressers can only serve customers with an appointment, and that their services will be restricted to haircuts only.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said on Friday that hairdressing businesses would be allowed to reopen because they have ‘gone through everything that is needed in order to operate safely’.

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

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

It comes after Wales’ ‘stay-at-home’ restrictions were lifted last Saturday, as the country moved to a ‘stay local’ period, with travel restrictions expected to be eased further in time for Easter.

Hairdressers and nail salons will open as part of Step 2 of England’s easing of lockdown measures, with the earliest possible date set as April 12. 

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