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.”
MP George Freeman set to visit first ITT Hub
The minister of state for the future of transport, George Freeman, will be attending the first ITT Hub in Farnborough on 13 May.
The MP for mid Norfolk, responsible for decarbonisation, transport technology, innovation, devolution and connectivity, will be at the ITT Hub at Farnborough’s International Exhibition and Conference Centre spending time with over 100 exhibitors. He’ll also deliver a speech at a networking reception at 5pm.
Chairman of event organiser Binswood Media, Leon Daniels, said: “I am delighted that the minister has been able to make time in his busy schedule to visit Farnborough on the first day of this new event.”
Freeman will be joined at the ITT Hub by British astronaut Tim Peake, who will be giving a speech at the FTA’s Future Logistics Conference during the event.
“ITT Hub 2020 is set to be a major road transport industry event this year, the outcomes of which will have a significant impact on air quality and will play a key part in developing local transport and air quality policies throughout the UK,” Daniels said.