Police have fined a woman from Yorkshire after she drove 100 miles for a Big Mac & Fries.
The current national lockdown means that, although you are allowed to go to the shops, you can only visit shops (and Drive-Thru’s) in your local area.
The lady who was fined had travelled from to Scarborough from Lincolnshire for the McDonald’s meal; a round trip of around 220 miles.
A post on the North Yorkshire Police Facebook page said:
‘Loads of us love a Big Mac and fries.
‘But most of us wouldn’t dream of driving 100 miles during lockdown to get one.
‘On Saturday, one woman decided to visit Scarborough from Lincolnshire for a McDonald’s meal.
‘Driving through three counties to get a burger is not classed as essential travel.
‘And it’s unlikely she was ‘lovin’ it’ when she 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 most vulnerable.
‘When this pandemic is over, it’ll be fantastic to be able to go where we want, when we want.
‘But in the meantime, thank you to everyone who continues to #StayHomeStayLocalStaySafe’
It comes after England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, said that the NHS faces the “most dangerous situation” in living memory, with record virus deaths and hospital admissions.
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 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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