Police target dodgy Derbyshire lorry drivers – with one speeding HGV into oncoming traffic in bid to avoid arrest

Police have been targeting criminal HGV drivers on Derbyshire’s roads – with one dodging oncoming traffic on a busy A-road to get away from officers.

On Thursday, August 4, the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit were patrolling the M1 when their automatic number plate recognition system identified a HGV on cloned plates.

The truck was sighted on the southbound carriageway at Tibshelf, and with assistance from their Nottinghamshire counterparts, was safely stopped at J24. The three occupants of the vehicle were arrested.

The occupants of this HGV were able to evade DRPU officers.

As they were detaining these individuals, a second lorry with cloned plates passed the DRPU.

The vehicle was followed onto the A42, where the driver decided to drive into oncoming traffic in an effort to escape from officers.

Eventually, the two occupants abandoned the lorry and fled the scene, with officers unable to bring them into custody.