HGV Driver jailed for drink driving
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A HGV driver has been jailed after he was caught drink driving on the M62.
Jack Marlow was arrested on Wednesday 7 July after officers received reports from other motorists regarding the manner of his driving.
Marlow initially refused to stop for officers, but eventually pulled over near to junction 6, Tarbuck Island.
When searching his cab officers found a number of cans of alcohol.
Following his arrest Marlow provided a reading of 113 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – more than three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.
Marlow appeared at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 8 July where he pleaded guilty to drink driving and failing to stop for officers.
The 26-year-old of Bridgewater Way, Huyton, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, he was also banned from driving for 118 weeks and ordered to pay £128 costs.
Following his sentencing Inspector Anton Sullivan, of the Roads and Crime Unit, said: “Marlow was more than three times over the limit and was in no fit state to be behind the wheel of a HGV which can be deadly in the wrong hands.
“Thankfully, as a result of the quick thinking motorists who reported his driving, we were able to arrest him and quickly bring him to justice – thanks to them it is highly possible that a serious collision was avoided.”