Lorry driven wrong way on M6 Toll motorway; both drivers banned

Video: The drivers also performed numerous U-turns and were caught speeding

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Two men have been banned from driving and given suspended prison sentences after they travelled the wrong way down the M6 Toll in Staffordshire.

Police were notified on the evening of Sunday 12 July that a white HGV was travelling the wrong way down the M6 motorway, proceeding south on the northbound carriageway.

Not only had the van been driving in the opposite direction to oncoming traffic, the drivers had also performed numerous U-turns and been speeding. The HGV was eventually stopped near junction T4 at Weeford near Shenstone.

The two men in the vehicle were arrested by officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) and charged with driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

CMPG Chief Inspector Jed White said, "On this occasion these two individuals were clearly putting lives at risk, including their own.

"The sentences imposed by the court are to be welcomed. Although the men did not receive a custodial sentence they have been disqualified from driving and are off the roads."