Man arrested for drink driving after car travels eight miles the wrong way down the A1(M) from Stevenage to Hatfield

A man has been arrested after a car travelled about eight miles down the A1(M) in the wrong directio

A man has been arrested after a car travelled about eight miles down the A1(M) in the wrong direction - Credit: Archant

A man was arrested during the early hours of this morning on suspicion of drink driving after a car travelled about eight miles the wrong way down a motorway.

The 26-year-old, from Southampton, drove a silver Ford Fiesta southbound on the northbound carriageway of A1(M) from Junction 7 for Stevenage to Junction 4 for Hatfield at 1.42am.

Police, who were alerted by members of the public, closed the road and created a road block at Junction 4.

The vehicle collided with a police car at 1.51am, but no-one was injured.

A man was arrested and remains in custody.


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The road was reopened at 2.42am after the car was recovered.

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