A 27-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of this morning after officers spotted a vehicle driving the wrong way down the M4.

Shortly before 5am today (February 3), a roads policing officer was on duty in a marked police vehicle on junction 16 of the M4, when he became aware of a vehicle in his rear view mirror that contravened a no-entry sign on the exit slip road from the M4 westbound.

The officer immediately turned his vehicle around and spotted a Saab 900 travelling east along the hard shoulder of the westbound carriageway of the M4.

The Saab exited the M4 westbound carriageway at Junction 15 and rejoined it again by contravening a second no-entry sign on the exit slip road continuing against the flow of traffic.

Several police vehicles were sent to try to intercept the Saab and it was stopped on the hard shoulder before Membury services.

A man from Swindon was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and drink driving. He remains in Gablecross Police Station custody for questioning.

If you have dash-cam footage which may help with our enquiries, please call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190011346.

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