Pensioner drives mobility scooter wrong way down M1 (video)

Elderly man had to be escorted off motorway by police

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An 85-year-old pensioner was spotted driving down the M1 on his mobility scooter this week.

Not only did the man stun motorists by driving down the busy motorway, but he was caught going the wrong way.

People watched as the OAP was eventually stopped by police between junctions 31 and 32 near Sheffield.

Lorry driver Steve Saxon watched the scene unfold and told the Yorkshire Post: "I don't know what he was thinking or where he thought he was going but it's the most bizarre thing I've seen in almost 20 years driving lorries.

"At first we were gobsmacked but then we started laughing. It's not funny but we couldn't help but laugh.

"The traffic did slow down a bit. But I think most people would if they saw that. He looked completely oblivious to what was going on."

According to ITV News, police believe he joined at junction 31.

He was turned around by an office and South Yorkshire Police said his family was contacted after the pensioner's trip down the hard shoulder.

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