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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.


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.

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

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.

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