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Elderly man arrested over 'wrong way driving' claims

An elderly man has been arrested after allegedly driving a four-wheel drive vehicle up to five miles (eight kilometres) the wrong way on a major A-road.

Motorists were forced to swerve to avoid a Vauxhall Antara as it travelled eastbound on the A27's westbound carriageway from 6.40am this morning.

A Sussex Police officer travelling on the carriageway managed to get the driver to stop east of the Kingston roundabout, near Lewes.

No-one was injured. Police said a 74-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and freed on police bail until May 22.