Hungry McDonald’s customer stops at drive-thru – and ends up getting car seized
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A hungry driver who stopped at McDonald's drive-thru ended up paying a lot more than he expected after getting his car seized.
The motorist had been queuing up to get his meal when police officers confronted him about an issue with his car.
Cops became suspicious after spotting the Toyota, and after a check found out it had not been taxed.
The McDonald's customer – a man in his 30s from Stoke-on-Trent – was found to not have a valid licence or insurance while he was parked up in the Chesterton branch.
Police then called to get the vehicle impounded, and the man faced a hefty fee to get the car back.
Photos sent into StokeonTrentLive show the police car on the car park.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "Officers spotted an uninsured vehicle at the McDonald’s restaurant on Talke Road, Chesterton, Newcastle at about 4.45pm yesterday (27 January).
"The Toyota vehicle also had no tax, while the driver – a man in his 30s from Stoke-on-Trent – also had no valid driver’s licence and wasn’t named as a driver on the vehicle’s insurance.
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"It was seized and the process of recovering the vehicle was explained to the driver."
It is not known whether the man got his takeaway.
Drivers must be careful about checking if their licence is in date as many could face a huge fine if theirs isn't.
According to the MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, around two million people have an expired driving licence and they may not be aware.
Martin confirmed on his website that driving licence renewals have restarted again following an 11-month coronavirus extension.
As part of its coronavirus help measures, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) gave drivers whose licences expired between 1 February 2020 and 31 December 2020 an automatic 11-month extension from the date of expiry to renew them.
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