Driver caught doing 130mph claimed he was trying to avoid catching coronavirus

A motorist caught driving at 130mph claimed he was speeding to avoid catching coronavirus, according to police.

Surrey Police stopped the driver on the M25 on Tuesday. The force posted a tweet which read:

Police forces across the country have reported that some motorists are taking advantage of quieter roads by driving at high speed.> The Metropolitan Police revealed that one driver was caught speeding twice in two days on the same stretch of the A10 in Enfield, north London, with a 40mph limit.> He was clocked doing 60mph on Monday and 67mph on Tuesday.