Police stopped a “drunk driver” heading down the wrong way on the M4 this weekend.

Describing it as a “nightmare scenario”, Thames Valley Police said a Mercedes was going eastbound on the westbound carriageway of the busy motorway just before 11am yesterday (Saturday).

All traffic was held between J8 and J9, with TVP saying the car was “heading directly at [them]” and that they were “prepared to make contact to stop”.

Thankfully the car is said to have stopped “nose to nose” with no-one suffering injuries. Police said the driver was drunk.