A DRIVER has been arrested after a car was spotted driving on the wrong side of the M4 for more than 20 miles.

A member of the public called police at about 3am today (January 9) after seeing the Mercedes travelling west on the eastbound carriageway near Swindon.

The driver, a man in his 60s from Didcot, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, driving whilst unfit and dangerous driving.

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The Mercedes A200 AMG was spotted in lane three between junctions 14 and 15.

Several attempts were made to stop the vehicle but the driver continued despite oncoming traffic, said Wiltshire Police.

He eventually stopped just past Leigh Delamere services and he was taken to Gablecross Police Station where he remains in custody.


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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