Driver who nearly crashed on M1 in Derbyshire told police he was ‘video calling’

A driver who nearly crashed on the M1 in Derbyshire told police he was ‘video calling’ while behind the wheel.

Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 9:44 am

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit tweeted about the incident on Sunday, May 1.

Officers stopped the motorist after receiving a call from a concerned driver who witnessed the Insignia nearly crashing on the M1.

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The driver told Derbyshire officers that he was 'video calling' after being stopped on the M1 (picture: Derbyshire RPU)

The unit said: “Intercepted and driver claims his bad driving was due to the fact he was 'video calling' (which is illegal anyway). But he's also twice the drink drive limit. Already disqualified too. Arrested.”