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Man drives wrong way on M40

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly drove the wrong way down the M40 southbound.

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Thames Valley Police statement

Thames Valley Police have arrested a man after he allegedly drove the wrong way down the M40 southbound between High Wycombe and Stokenchurch.

At 7:38 this morning we received reports from members of the public that a man was driving at speed the wrong way down the M40 southbound. The driver of a Mazda 6 motorcar was driving at upwards of 70 mph in the 3rd lane of the motorway. As a result of his driving he collided with 6 vehicles including a people carrier, a Mercedes and Vauxhall Astra. No one was injured as a result of these collisions and we want to thank members of the public who responded to the situation by quickly getting into the left hand lane of the motorway so that transport officers could attend.

– Thames Valley Police Spokesperson

A man is currently in custody in connection with this incident and the motorway is now flowing freely.

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