Lorry driver jailed and disqualified after doing a U-turn on the M6

A lorry driver has been jailed and disqualified after doing a U-turn on a busy motorway, police said.

Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 6:42 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 6:47 pm

Footage of the vehicle being driven the wrong way down a slip road and pulling out onto the M6 while cars drive past has been released by Staffordshire Police.

The force, which did not name the driver, said no-one was injured in the incident, which took place shortly before 8am on January 21.

He was jailed for six months and disqualified from driving for 15 months , police said.

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Screengrab from handout CCTV footage issued by Staffordshire Police of a lorry appearing to make a u-turn to merge back onto the M6 Toll motorway.

Posting the footage on its Facebook page, the force said: "Imagine this on your morning commute.

"The driver of this lorry was jailed for six months and disqualified from driving for 15 months after he was caught driving dangerously on the M6 Toll last month.

"Thankfully, no-one was injured."