11 Jan, 2022 @ 11:15
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“You have arrived at your destruction” – GPS gets tourist trapped on staircase in Alicante old town

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A TOURIST has been fined after a foreign-plated car got trapped on a tight staircase in Alicante city centre.

Unable to reverse out, the car with EU plates was photographed with its front wheels in mid-air over a staircase in Alicante’s old quarter (casco antiguo).

The warren-like streets are in fact prohibited to entry (except for residents or authorised vehicles) but the tourist claimed to police they were just following their ‘GPS’.

“You have arrived at your destination,” the voice of the GPS reportedly said, in a ‘feminine voice’.

The tourist needed assistance to get out of the trapped car due to the narrow street in which the car had ended up.

Policia Local arrived to assist, before fining the driver for entering the old quarter without authorisation.

The driver claimed that due to language problems warnings prohibiting entry to non-residents were ignored.


Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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