Covidiot driver plunges car into river sparking emergency rescue

A woman has been fined for breaching coronavirus regulations after a car plunged into a river at a beauty spot.

Emergency crews were alerted to the smash in the River Nevis, near Ben Nevis, Scotland at around 8.35am on Sunday morning.

Pictures show a red car partially submerged in the water as specialist crews work to recover the vehicle from the Highland river.

The car was unoccupied at the time of the incident and no one was injured, the Daily Record reports.

Police confirmed that a 37-year-old woman was handed a fine for breach of the coronavirus legislation.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “We were made aware of a car entering the River Nevis in Glen Nevis shortly after 8.35am on Sunday, January 17.

“The car was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured.

"The car has since been recovered from the river.

“A 37-year-old woman was issued with a fixed penalty notice in connection with a breach of coronavirus regulations.”.

Meanwhile luvvie Laurence Fox has been accused of putting lives at risk with his latest anti-mask antics.

  • 'Covidiot' Laurence Fox blasted as he proudly flashes mask exemption badge

The Lewis actor seemed to mock rules designed to slow the spread of Covid by showing off snaps of a mask “exemption” badge he ordered online.

Fox, 42, posted a photo wearing a green lanyard from Amazon that reads: “I am exempt from wearing a face covering.”

TV doctor Ranj Singh slammed his actions, saying: “Face coverings are extremely important. There are people who genuinely cannot wear them for medical and psychological reasons.”

Tory MP Simon Hoare branded the star a “nuclear-powered p****”, prompting Fox to hit back: “You have never met me. You have no looking glass into my lived experience.”

Legitimate badges are used by people with a disability that means they cannot wear a face covering.

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