Sheffield driver fined over 360-mile trip to take friend to airport

A driver has been fined by police after attempting to make a 360-mile round trip to give a friend a lift to the airport.

The 20-year-old driver, originally from Sheffield, drove down the M1 to Coventry where he intended to pick up a passenger and take them to London Heathrow.

He said he thought he would save his friend taxi money by making the trip.

West Midlands Police said officers, who were on patrol in Coventry pulled the car over on Friday (17 April) after it was spotted driving erratically.

The driver was handed an on-the-spot fine, advised about his behaviour and told to return to his Sheffield home.

The force said the man "felt he was OK making the journey" because he was wearing a mask.

Sergeant Darren Walden from the force said: