A COVIDIOT has been fined £200 after driving 100 miles across three counties to get a McDonald’s burger.
Police issued the motorist, in her 30s, with a fixed penalty notice after they discovered the remarkable distance she had travelled.
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She drove from Lincolnshire for a McDonald’s meal with her sister in Scarborough on Saturday in a clear breach of the third Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
Chief Inspector Rachel Wood, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Driving through three counties to get a burger is not classed as essential travel.
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“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.”
“Yesterday a senior police chief said almost 45,000 fines have been slapped on people across the UK for breaching Covid-19 rules.
National Police Chiefs’ Council chairman Martin Hewitt also warned that officers will not “waste time” trying to reason with arrogant people who have “no regard” for the safety of others.
Elsewhere, 14 petrolheads have been fined £200 each after a large car meet in north west London.
Chief Superintendent Louis Smith said: “The individuals that officers engaged with were, by their own admission, aware of the coronavirus rules, and intentionally broke them.
“As many as one in 20 Londoners in some parts of the capital have the virus.
“Social meetings such as these are facilitating the spread and putting the most vulnerable in our community at risk.”