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A lorry driver who swerved his 44-tonne vehicle all over the A14 in Cambridgeshire, narrowly avoiding other motorists, has been jailed.
Ronald Grant, 48, was seen moving in and out of the correct lane on the westbound carriageway for about 40 minutes on the afternoon of on 3 June last year.
He collided with a crash barrier, causing significant damage to the lorry, and narrowly avoided crashing into other motorists.
Officers were alerted and stopped Grant in the live lane of the A14, near to the split with the A1 at Brampton, after deciding it was too dangerous to let him continue.
On Tuesday, at Cambridge Crown Court, Grant, of Morvich Way, Inverness, was sentenced to 17 months in prison after admitting dangerous driving.
He was also banned from driving for three years and eight months and ordered to take an extended re-test.
Sergeant Craig Wheeler said: “Grant was a professional driver but failed to live up to those standards by not being in proper control of his lorry.
“He put innocent road users in danger and the outcome could have been much worse had he not been stopped when he was.
“The sentence sends the strongest-possible deterrent and signal that we will not tolerate dangerous driving.”
For more on road safety, please visit the force website.
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