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‘Driving 100 miles through three counties to get a McDonald’s is not essential travel’, say police

Last modified: 13 January 2021 at 06:56pm

As the vast majority of people in North Yorkshire stay at home to stop the spread of Covid, one woman decided to drive 100 miles to get a burger.
Police issued a fixed penalty notice to the motorist on Saturday after she drove from Lincolnshire to meet her sister in Scarborough and have a McDonald’s meal.
Chief Inspector Rachel Wood of North Yorkshire Police said: “Driving through three counties to get a burger is not classed as essential travel. So the woman, who is in her 30s, received a fixed penalty notice from North Yorkshire Police.
“Most people in North Yorkshire are trying really hard to stop the spread of Covid in our communities and protect the vulnerable.
“When this pandemic is over, we know everyone’s looking forward to going where they want, when they want. But in the meantime, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who continues to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.”
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