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Suspended prison sentences for pair after HGV drives wrong way along the M6 Toll

Two men have received suspended prison sentences and been disqualified from driving after they were caught travelling the wrong way on the M6 Toll near Lichfield.

Police were called on July 12 after reports of a white HGV travelling the wrong way near to junction T4 at Weeford.

Two men inside the lorry were arrested and charged with driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

Nicusor Paun, aged 34, from Romania, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. He was disqualified from driving for two years. Vasile Radoescu, aged 39, also from Romania, was sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. He was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Chief Inspector Jed White said: “We are committed to keeping the motorway network safe for all and will take appropriate action when motorists are acting dangerously.

“On this occasion these two individuals were clearly putting lives at risk, including their own.

“The sentences imposed by the court are to be welcomed. Although the men did not receive a custodial sentence they have been disqualified from driving and are off the roads.

“We will continue to work closely with our police colleagues across the Midlands region, and Midland Expressway Limited – which runs the M6 Toll, to keep the motorway network as safe as possible.”

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