According to the latest official government advice on the coronaviruslockdown, it’s against the law to leave your home and travel unless it’s for work or other essential activities.
None of the reasonable excuses listed on the government website include kebabs.
But one genius decided to drive his family an incredible 350 miles to get a tasty shish– and he might have got away with it too, if he hadn’t crashed on the M5.
The doner-crazed driver, who had no licence or insurance, had travelled with his wife and two children, from Exeter to Coventry to pick up a kebab.
As disbelieving police came to the driver's aid after the accident, the wandering kebab enthusiast told them about his family's 350-mile round trip and explained that they were on the return leg when the smash occurred.
Officers fined the motorist for various offences, including driving with no licence or insurance, as well as coronavirus breaches.
Avon and Somerset's road policing unit tweeted: "RTC on the M5 at Portishead.
"The driver had no licence or insurance.
"He had his wife, and 2 young children in the vehicle.
"They were returning to Exeter from Coventry where they had travelled to buy a kebab…
"Driver reported for various offences including the £Covid breach."
Twitter users have responded angrily to these latest Covid rule breakers.
One user sarcastically tweeted: "Exeter – Coventry return to buy a kebab uninsured and unlicensed driver, sure went out of his way to provide for his family,” before adding "Too many selfish unnecessary journeys happening nationwide adds to spread virus. Stay home essential travel only!”
Another disbelieving commenter chimed in, saying “This is unreal…whatever will people do?” before asking whether the offence merited a custodial sentence.
Another simply branded the driver an “Idiot!!"
What’s your take on the Exeter family’s incredible kebab journey? How far would you go for your favourite takeaway? Let other Daily Star readers know in the comments below!
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