This shocking video shows a ‘dangerous’ lorry driver swerving across the motorway while four times over the drink-drive limit.
Petro Dziadevuch, 65, was driving his loaded 44 tonne refrigerated lorry down the A1 when two fellow truckers forced him to stop and called the cops.
How was he stopped from driving any further?
He was spotted swerving from side to side on the A1 Northbound near junction 38 around 6pm on 13 February, police said.
Dash cam footage released by South Yorkshire Police shows how the lorry drivers used their own vehicles to bring Dziadevuch to a stop and immediately called 999.
Shockingly, he can be seem driving in the middle of lanes as several cars drove past in the opposite direction.
Dziasdevuch blew 165 at the roadside when he was breathalysed - more than four times the legal limit of 35.
Police said he was so drunk that he was unfit to be quizzed for 16 hours while he was in custody.
What have the police said?
Roads Policing Sergeant Mark Smith, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “His decision to drink while driving a vehicle of that size and load was not only extremely dangerous and alarming but selfish.
“Dziasdevuch’s actions could have caused a fatality on our roads.
“The HGV drivers who brought Dziasdevuch to a stop demonstrated how the majority of those who drive lorries for a living understand the dangers large vehicles pose to other road users and adhere to the standards and laws in place to minimise that risk.
“I would like to thank them for stopping a serious or fatal incident from occurring.
“I am pleased that the courts have seen the severity of Dziasdevuch’s actions and have given him a custodial sentence, which will hopefully act as a warning to other drivers.”
Dzaidevuch appeared before Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison.
He was also banned from driving for 32 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128 and court costs of £85.
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