Footage shows lorry U-turn on M6 Toll near Lichfield
Footage has been released showing a lorry driver attempting a U-turn on a motorway after driving the wrong way up an exit slip-road.
Leonid Papachin performed the manoeuvre in a 40-tonne truck on the M6 Toll in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
The 51-year-old received a 15-week suspended prison term at Cannock Magistrates' Court last month after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.
He was also given an 18-month driving ban and made to pay £85 costs.
The Lithuanian national had been working in the UK for two months when he committed the offence at around 17:30 BST on 23 October.
Motorway patrol manager Ch Insp Jed White said: "I hope that it serves as a deterrent to anyone who thinks they can put other motorists in jeopardy by ignoring motorway regulations."
Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty report.
13 Nov 2014