Drunk Driver Falls onto M6
A lorry driver has been disqualified from driving after being so drunk at the wheel he fell out of his cab onto the M6 carriageway.
Polish driver Pawel Kwik was arrested after police were called to an incident at junction 2 northbound at 7.15pm on 11 January.
Kwik was so drunk it was initially thought he was suffering a cardiac arrest and when the police arrived at the scene the M6 was temporarily closed whilst numerous ambulance resources attended.
However, it quickly became clear Kwik wasn’t in cardiac arrest and he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
Following interview he was charged and remanded in custody to go before Leamington Spa magistrates.
The magistrate disqualified the 31-year-old from driving for 22 months after taking into account his guilty plea.
He was also issued with a £416 fine, costs of £135 be paid to the CPS and surcharge to fund victim services of £41.
Inspector Jem Mountford said: “We are extremely thankful that no one was killed or seriously injured as a result of this incident.
“Pawel was almost three times over the legal drink drive limit. He not only put his own life at risk but that of everyone else using the M6 motorway.”
Brandon Hire Station is replacing fleet with Isuzu 7.5 tonners
Bristol-based Brandon Hire Station has purchased four new Isuzu 7.5-tonne Grafter 190 4x2 rigids as part of an ongoing fleet replacement programme.
Three of the Grafters have been fitted with body manufacturer Buckingham’s 750 gallon toilet servicing tanks for Brandon’s toilet hire department, while the fourth has a factory-fitted beavertail body to help with moving diggers, fence panels and larger equipment.
Replacing Brandon’s older Isuzu trucks, the latest additions will be painted in a blue and silver livery following the firm’s recent takeover by VP Hire Station.
Director, Mark Moody, said: “We have an ongoing investment programme within our fleet and these four Isuzus, resplendent in their new distinctive livery, give us the functionality and reliability we require from our delivery and collection vehicles.”
The new trucks were bought outright and will be maintained in-house by Brandon Hire Station.
Moody added: “We have operated Isuzu trucks in the fleet for many years and we have found them to be extremely robust and give us excellent long-term reliable service.”