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Police arrest ‘showman’ driver of 65 tonne lorry for dangerous driving on the M5 Bath City News

Police stopped a 65 tonne lorry driving dangerously down the M5 yesterday. The force says the showman vehicle was speeding excessively for its weight in Devon.

According to the Devon and Cornwall Roads Police team, the lorry also had a loose wheel nut, faulty brakes, was carrying excess weight and was driving too fast. They tweeted: “Showman’s vehicle pulled over today. Speeding for weight, overweight, loose lug nut and faulty brakes. 65 tons on the highway, too fast, bad brakes . Prohibited and reported.”

As reported by Devon Live, the vehicle was traveling between Exeter and Cullompton on the M5 at the time. It was transported to the DVSA site at Sampford Peverell, off Junction 27.

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It comes as a Weston Cider lorry caught fire near the Clevedon exit on the same road yesterday (April 25). Witnesses reported “massive explosions” and dramatic footage shows the vehicle engulfed in flames. The road was closed for 14 hours before finally reopening at 3.15am this morning.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-26 08:45:26

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