Man (79) reported after driving wrong way on M8 for 20 miles

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An elderly motorist has been reported to prosecutors after driving in the wrong direction along the M8 motorway for around 20 miles.

The 79-year-old man is believed to have entered the westbound carriageway at Junction 16 at Dobbies Loan in central Glasgow and travelled east to Junction 5 at Shotts North Lanarkshire.

Police said officers were dispatched after receiving a call around 1.45am and the man’s vehicle was stopped safely.

He has been reported to prosecutors in connection with alleged road traffic offences.