Wrong-way tipper truck driver Patrick Denman jailed
A tipper truck driver who stole his 32-tonne wagon and almost ran over his boss before heading the wrong way down a dual carriageway towards the home of his ex-wife has been jailed.
Patrick Denman, from Ashington, quit his job and drove off from his depot in the truck in March.
The vehicle stopped on a grass verge near Cramlington, Northumberland, about 50 minutes later.
The 36-year-old previously admitted aggravated vehicle-taking, dangerous driving and not having insurance.
He was jailed for six months and handed a five-year restraining order at Newcastle Crown Court.
10 May 2017
- From the section Tyne & Wear