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HGV driver tests at over three times legal alcohol limit

An HGV driver from Belgium has been taken to hospital by police after a breathalyser test showed him to be more than three times over the legal alcohol limit.

The driver pulled over near junction seven of the M6 at Perry Barr and used the SOS telephone to call for help, saying he felt unwell.

But when officers tested him, they found he was testing at 116 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

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1/2 At Jct 7 of the M6 a Belgium HGV driver stops and uses the SOS Telephone for help, officers arrive to assist the male and

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2/2 due to the smell of alcohol they breathalise him and he provides a positive sample with a reading of 116 legal limit 35 #fatal5

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Despite being over 3 times the drink drive limit our main priority has to be his well-being so he will go to hospital for a thorough check.

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Man arrested for filming crash... while driving on M6

A man has been arrested after officers spotted him filming a four-vehicle crash on the M6 - while behind the wheel himself.

The man was stopped by officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group, who said they were "gobsmacked" when they noticed the man had both hands off the steering wheel as he drove past.

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1/2 At earlier serious RTC gobsmacked when driver passing scene had both hands off the steering wheel filming scene on his phone

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2/2 driver of car even more shocked when we pulled him over and he was dealt with and is now going to court!

The crash, between junctions five and six of the M6 northbound, involved four lorries and caused major delays for most of the day.

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One person taken to hospital after lorries crash on M6

One person was taken to hospital following a motorway pile-up involving four lorries on the M6 motorway earlier today.

The crash, between junctions five and six through Birmingham, caused major delays and miles of tailback.

One of the lorry drivers was taken to City Hospital in Birmingham, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

All lanes have now been reopened.

Police urge drivers to avoid M6 after serious crash

Police have warned drivers to steer clear of the M6 after a major smash along the Birmingham stretch of the motorway.

Two lanes are closed on the northbound carriageway at junction six after a four-vehicle crash.

The scene near junction six on the M6 northbound
The scene near junction six on the M6 northbound Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

Long delays can be expected, with tailbacks stretching beyond junction 4a for the M42.

Taking to Twitter, West Midlands Police warned people to take alternative routes, writing: "Two lanes of M6 closed northbound at junction six following a collision. Delays expected - please avoid the area if poss."

Cameras at junction 4a for the M42 show the extent of the tailback
Cameras at junction 4a for the M42 show the extent of the tailback Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

PICTURES: Gridlock on M6 after four-vehicle crash

Long delays are being reported after a major four-vehicle crash on the M6 motorway through Birmingham this morning.

Two lane are closed between junctions five and six on the northbound carriageway due to the crash.

The scene on the M6 northbound this morning
The scene on the M6 northbound this morning Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

Fire crews and the ambulance service are at the scene.

The scene on the M6 northbound this morning
The scene on the M6 northbound this morning Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk
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