RUSH HOUR: Truck driver jailed for 'dangerous' move on busy highway

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6:10 amFebruary 24, 2020Highlight

A truck driver has copped six months in prison after driving the wrong way down a highway exit and turning into oncoming traffic. The driver was captured on CCTV driving in the wrong direction down an exit road on the M6 in Staffordshire in the UK, during peak hour on January 21.

As the truck made their way down the exit road towards the busy highway, other cars rushed by them as they exited the highway, narrowly escaping colliding with the truck.

Picture: Staffordshire Police via Twitter

RUSH HOUR: Truck driver jailed for 'dangerous' move on busy highway

Picture: Staffordshire Police via Twitter

RUSH HOUR: Truck driver jailed for 'dangerous' move on busy highway

Picture: Staffordshire Police via Twitter Staffordshire Police shared CCTV footage of the incident, announcing the driver had been sent to jail for the act. “Imagine this on your morning commute,” Staffordshire Police said in a tweet.

“The driver of this lorry was jailed for six months and disqualified from driving for 15 months after he was caught driving dangerously on the M6 Toll last month. Thankfully, no one was injured.” Commenters were outraged, calling the driver a “maniac” for attempting the dangerous u-turn on the busy road.

“How does someone even get a driving license if they don’t know which side of the road to drive,” one person asked. “It’s a DISGRACE the ban should have been LIFE,” another said. “I hope he is never again allowed to be in charge of an (large goods vehicle) – absolute maniac,” another said.”

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7:04 amFebruary 24, 2020HighlightRUSH HOUR: Truck driver jailed for 'dangerous' move on busy highway

Picture: Dean Asher Police have launched an investigation after a service station was allegedly robbed by men carrying a machete and a rifle.

Police were called to the business on Kildare Road in Blacktown about 9.45pm with reports staff had been threatened by a group of three men. The staff member told police a group of three had entered the service station, one allegedly armed with a machete, one armed with a rifle and one unarmed. Two bystanders in the business were allegedly restrained by one of the men while the other two allegedly stole cash and cigarettes before all three fled from the store.

The group were last seen driving in a black hatchback on Kildare Road, according to NSW Police. Nobody reported injuries from the incident. Police established a crime scene and Blacktown Police are investigating the incident.

An investigation is underway into the armed robbery of a service station at Blacktown overnight. https://t.co/wemilX8Doy

— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) February 23, 2020
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Domino’s in Kings Meadows.

Picture: Google Maps A man has been taken into custody after a Domino’s was allegedly robbed in south Launceston in Tasmania overnight. About 9.30pm last night two men entered the pizza restaurant on Hobart Road, Kings Meadows and allegedly demanded money from the staff.

One of the men was allegedly armed with a knife and the other with a firearm, according to Tasmania Police. The two males then left the store with the money. The pair are described as being in their early 20s and were both wearing dark coloured clothing, with hoods on, and face coverings.

In the early hours of Monday, a male, 22, was taken into police custody. He is yet to be formally charged. Police said the investigation is continuing.

6:28 amFebruary 24, 2020HighlightRUSH HOUR: Truck driver jailed for 'dangerous' move on busy highway

Picture: Dean Asher

RUSH HOUR: Truck driver jailed for 'dangerous' move on busy highway

Picture: Dean Asher

Police have launched an investigation after a man with a stab wound to his chest died in west Sydney last night. Emergency services were called to a home in Magellan Avenue in Lethbridge Park about 11.45pm yesterday where they found a man with a stab wound to his chest. The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics but he died a short time later according to NSW Police.

A crime scene was established at the home and inquiries are now being conducted by Mt Druitt Police.

The victim is believed to be a man in his early 20s.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

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