Lorry driver sentenced for drink driving on the M6
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Incident 385 of 11 January 2020
Thirty-one year old Pawel Kwik, a lorry driver from Poland has been disqualified from driving for 22 months after appearing before magistrates in Leamington Spa today, Monday 13 January 2020 charged with drink driving on the M6 motorway in Warwickshire.
On sentencing the defendant’s guilty plea was taken into account by the magistrate who also imposed a £416 fine, costs of £135 be paid to the CPS and surcharge to fund victim services of £41.
Pawel Kwik was arrested after police were called to an incident on the M6 Junction 2 Northbound at 7.15pm on Saturday evening 11 January.
The incident was initially reported to police as concern as it was thought the Pawel Kwik was suffering a cardiac arrest having fallen out of his cab and ending up in lane one of the M6 northbound.
On police arrival the M6 was temporarily closed whilst numerous ambulance resources attended the male.
It quickly became clear Pawel wasn’t in cardiac arrest and he was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taken to Leamington Spa custody where he stayed overnight.
Following interview he was charged on Sunday 12 January and remanded in custody to go before the courts.
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 3 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.