Two people were arrested in Tower Hamlets, east London, yesterday evening after being stopped by Roads Policing officers as they made their way to a local restaurant.
Police spotted the four-seater car and noticed that six adults and one child had crammed themselves into the tiny vehicle.
The child was not secured in an appropriate seat and was instead sat on one of the passenger’s laps.
The driver was given a roadside drink and drug test and failed both. He was arrested for drink and drug driving.
A passenger in the vehicle was also arrested for having a controlled substance which was believed to be cocaine.
The family had been making their way to a local restaurant to take advantage of the government’s ‘eat out to help out’ scheme.
A tweet shared by the Met’s Roads & Transport Policing Team said:
‘One of the smallest cars on the road, yet 6 adults and an unsecured child on a lap’.
The driver will likely face a lengthy ban from driving.
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