Drunk Pole who drove lorry wrong way jailed in UK
PR dla Zagranicy
A Polish lorry driver who was arrested after being caught driving his vehicle drunk into oncoming traffic has been jailed in the UK.
Tomasz Kruchowski was over three times over the limit when he was detained by police officers on the Black Country Route in the West Midlands, earlier this week.
''They saw an HGV articulated lorry emerge the wrong way from a no entry side road and drive onto the route,'' recounted prosecuting barrister Valerie Hart at Walsall Magistrates Court.
''It was travelling westbound on the eastbound carriageway heading towards oncoming traffic.
''Officers were clearly perturbed by what they could see.''
The arrest was made at 2.30 am local time.
The 36-year-old had been driving to the UK for four years.
After Kruchowski has served his 8-week sentence, he will be banned from driving on British roads for four years. (nh)