Car drives wrong way down A14

A POLICE search spanning two counties took place today after yet another car was reported to be driving the wrong way along the A14.Suffolk and Cambridgeshire police spent 40 minutes searching the region's major road after an elderly woman got on at Newmarket heading towards Cambridge in the opposite carriageway.

A POLICE search spanning two counties took place today after yet another car was reported to be driving the wrong way along the A14.

Suffolk and Cambridgeshire police spent 40 minutes searching the region's major road after an elderly woman got on at Newmarket heading towards Cambridge in the opposite carriageway.

Amazingly the woman, who was driving a red Vauxhall Corsa, did not cause an accident after travelling around four miles in the wrong direction.

Suffolk police were first alerted to the situation by stunned motorists at 10.50am today stating that a car was racing the wrong way along the A14 near to Newmarket.

Lisa Miller, of the Suffolk police, said: “The reports came in that the car had got on from a slip road but had turned the wrong way.

“We sent patrol cars to check the road from Newmarket to the A142 but could not find anything so contacted Cambridgeshire police.”

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Cambridgeshire police confirmed they took over the search and it was at around 11.30am that they finally found the woman in Snailwell where they stopped her.

This was the third incident in the last couple of months where motorists have been found driving the wrong way along a dual carriageway in the region.

The most serious was when 24-year-old Julious Hawkins, of Bradfield Combust, died on the A14 near to Bury St Edmunds on October 6 after driving the wrong way from Haughley.