‘Casanova’ fined for travelling to Plymouth to see girlfriend
Lee Trewhela www.devonlive.com
A man has been issued with a Covid fine after travelling from London to Plymouth … to see his girlfriend.
Posting an emoji of a man facepalming, PC Tom Ottley took to Twitter to say “this is exactly why we are in this situation”.
Posting last night, PC Ottley wrote: “Tonight I’ve issued a Covid fine to a Casanova that decided to ignore all restrictions and travel from London to Plymouth to visit his girlfriend.”
Earlier this week, a father with his kids in the back of his car was around 350 miles into a trip from Exeter to Coventry and back when he crashed his white BMW on the motorway near Portishead, according to Avon and Somerset police.
The family told officers they had made the trip to pick up a kebab, and were on their way home when the smash occurred.
Officers fined the motorist for various offences, including driving with no licence or insurance, and coronavirus breaches.
But he was not the only one. Over the weekend, a group who had travelled from Torquay to Teignmouth to enjoy some fish and chips were caught by police.
Officers said they were having to deal with a surge of rule-breakers in the Teignmouth and Dawlish area carrying out non-essential journeys during this lockdown.
Last week, Devon and Cornwall Police stopped a car with two men inside in Brixham after they noticed it was registered in Wolverhampton.
After learning it had travelled almost 200 miles without a good reason and writing out Covid fines for both, they realised they could smell alcohol on the breath of the driver.
He failed a breath test too and is now facing a potential ban from driving.