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Driver jailed after jumping road block

  • Rolling road block set up on M6
  • Driver trapped after trying to jump queue
  • Sentenced to 140-days in jail
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A driver who collided with Highways Agency traffic officers while trying to pass a rolling road block has been jailed for nearly five months.

Paul Stephen Simpson, 51, was convicted of dangerous driving in October. He has now been given a 140-day jail sentence and banned from driving for 18 months. He will also have to take an extended driving test once the disqualification ends.

Simpson had attempted to breach a rolling road block on the M6 near Tebay, Cumbria, in January this year. He was stopped when he was caught between the traffic officers high visibility 4x4 and the central reservation.

Simpson, a lorry driver, had denied driving dangerously in trying to get around the restriction, which was set up following a fatality earlier in the day.