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Inspector Mark Watkins, from CMPG, said: "This was an extremely unusual situation where the driver of the car had shown no intention to stop travelling in the wrong direction.
"Traffic officers bravely took the decision to engineer a collision with the vehicle and I am sure that their selfless actions have prevented serious injury or worse to the driver and other motorists on the road.
"We were relieved that we could bring this situation to a safe conclusion and return the man home safe and well to his family."
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