By Chris King •
Updated: 26 Apr 2023 • 3:14
Image of Guardia Civil traffic officer.
Credit: Guardia Civil.
The Guardia Civil is investigating the driver of a car that travelled at high speed in the wrong direction on the EX-A1 motorway, in Cáceres. He is accused of an offence of reckless driving as well as another of driving without a valid licence on the road in Extremadura.
This incident occurred when the police officers were carrying out a road safety operation in the Caceres region and detected a car travelling at 170 km/h on a stretch of road with a 120 km/h limit.
On spotting the police check on the road in front of him, the person now under investigation abruptly performed a U-turn on the same carriageway and started to drive in the opposite direction in an attempt to escape.
Unluckily for him, a driver that he passed was able to record the incident, footage which was subsequently decisive in identifying the offending motorist.
He was found to be a 36-year-old male, who on the date of the incident was on weekend leave while serving a custodial sentence in the Cáceres Penitentiary, as reported by lasprovincias.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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