Why Derbyshire police pulled over van loaded with 'sandwiches and pasties' on M1

Derbyshire police pulled over a van on the M1 motorway after other drivers reported the vehicle was struggling to stay in its lane.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 8:23 am
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 8:26 am

Officers from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said drink-driving was not the cause – and revealed the van was actually too heavy.

The unit tweeted on Sunday: “Not drunk but overweight. Loaded up with sandwiches and pasties. Weighed nearly 5t, limit is 3.5t. Two vans needed to take excess. This is what we call bread and butter traffic work.”

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Police pulled over this van on the M1 because it was 'overweight'. Derbyshire RPU via Twitter.

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