Family caught driving ambulance with emergency lights flashing to do Asda shop

A disqualified driver was caught taking their family on an Asda shop in an old ambulance.

The former emergency service vehicle had its blue lights flashing as it was driven into the supermarket in Harpurhey, Manchester.

Officers watched as the driver and their family went into the Asda at around 10pm on Wednesday, Manchester Evening News reported.

When police managed to track them down they discovered that the person behind the wheel was disqualified from driving.

The ambulance has since been seized and the driver was arrested.

In a tweet, GMP Traffic wrote: “This Ambulance was reportedly carrying a family when it arrived at #Asda Harpurhey with blue lights flashing.

“Occupants promptly went inside to do their shopping.

“Our divisional colleagues tracked them down & the driver was found to be disqualified & also wanted by the court.”

In a further tweet, they added: “XT74 attended and seized the vehicle which is believed to have been purchased second hand.

“The driver has been arrested and is now en-route to custody.”

Last week the mantel of ‘strangest driving offence story’ went to a dad who ignored the lockdown to drive 350 miles with his kids in the car to get a kebab before crashing on the way home.

The driver, who had no licence or insurance, also had his wife in his vehicle when he crashed on the M5 near Portishead, Bristol.

He told police they had travelled from Exeter to Coventry to pick up a kebab, and were on their way home when the smash occurred.

He was fined for various offences, including driving with no licence or insurance, and coronavirus breaches.