Covidiots travelling in car in Chinley with no insurance fined and made to walk home

Three men travelling in the same uninsured car were fined £200 each and made to walk home for breaching coronavirus guidelines.

By Steve Jones
Thursday, 18th February 2021, 3:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 3:59 pm

Officers from Buxton and Chapel-en-le-Frith spotted the men inside the 'suspicious vehicle’ in Chinley on Wednesday evening. A check on the national insurance database revealed it was not insured.

Police then discovered the driver did not have a valid licence and seized the car.

A Buxton Police Safer Neighbourhood Team spokesperson said: “Three COVID-19 breach tickets were issued for contravening the national guidelines and the driver will be receiving points and a fine in the post.

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All three men in the car were given £200 fines.

“All were sent on a nice walk home.”

Anyone found to be in breach of Covid guidelines in the UK can be fined £200 for the first offence, lowered to £100 if paid within 14 days.

The fines increase to £400 for the second offence, then double for each further offence up to a maximum of £6,400.