Police Issue Drug-Driving Warning After Car Crashes at Toll Booth

Staffordshire Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a drug-driver collided with a vehicle and toll booth on the M6 motorway.

In a statement on September 29, the force said drivers were being warned not to take drugs and drive following the incident in Great Wyrley last year.

Police said the drug-driver collided with an unsuspecting driver, passenger and toll booth on the M6 at Norton Canes on August 25 last year.

The statement said no one was seriously hurt in the crash but the toll booth operator sustained injuries for which she was continuing to receive treatment.

“The drug-driver, now 28, who cannot currently be named for legal reasons, was later arrested and charged with dangerous driving,” police said. “Swab samples taken from him showed he had several controlled drugs in his system at the time of the collision.”

The statement added the man was later convicted of the offence and sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. He was also disqualified from driving for three years, ordered to take an extended re-test and told to carry out a number of hours’ community service. Credit: Staffordshire Police via Storyful

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