Drunk lorry driver jailed after he was caught in HGV littered with Stella cans

A lorry driver has been jailed for three months after he was stopped drink-driving on the motorway in an HGV littered with cans of Stella. Jack Marlow, 26, initially refused to pull over when he was flagged by officers who had received concerned reports about his driving manner on July 7. When he eventually stopped on the M62 police searched his vehicle to find cans of lager strewn across the seats.

Marlow was later drug tested, providing a reading of 113 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He was three times over the legal limit of 35 microgrammes, Cheshire Live reports.

Cheshire Police pulled over Marlow and found him three times over the legal limit

Marlow appeared at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on July 8, where he pleaded guilty to drink driving and failing to stop for police officers. The 26-year-old was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, he was also banned from driving for 118 weeks and ordered to pay GBP128 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.”