Man arrested for wrong-way driving on A27 near Lewes

The A27 near Lewes Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption Other motorists had to swerve to avoid the Vauxhall Antara on the A27

A motorist has been arrested after he drove for five miles the wrong way along a dual carriageway in East Sussex.

Sussex Police said members of the public had to swerve to avoid the vehicle on the A27 near Lewes.

Police managed to stop the driver on the westbound carriageway at about 06:40 GMT on Wednesday.

A 74-year-old man, from Brighton, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Police said he is due to answer bail on 22 May.

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