Lorry driver was so drunk he fell from his cab onto the M6 motorway

A Polish lorry driver was so drunk at the wheel of his truck he fell from the cab onto the carriageway of the M6 in Coventry. Police attended the scene on the M6 north Junction 2 on Saturday at 7.15pm to what was initially believed to be a case of a cardiac arrest. The motorway was shut with both police and ambulance units sent to the scene.

But on arrival police realised Pawel Kwik, 31, was not in cardiac arrest, but was drunk and had fallen from his cab. He was arrested and taken to Leamington Spa custody suite where was found to be nearly three times the drink drive limit. Appearing before magistrates in Leamington Spa today (January 13), he was banned from driving for 22 months having pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving.

He was also handed a GBP416 fine, GBP135 costs and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of GBP41. 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 on Saturday evening. “Several members of the public put themselves in considerable danger by stopping their vehicles on the hard shoulder of the motorway to help this man.” His lorry has been recovered by police and is in police compound.

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