Police recovery for driver who took near-50 ton lorry down narrow Peak District gorge

Police were called to an incident which saw a driver attempt to navigate a notoriously narrow pass with a truck that was more than five times too heavy.

Tuesday, 15th February 2022, 12:21 pm

Yesterday evening, the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit reported that a lorry had become stuck on Winnats Pass near Castleton.

Despite the 7.5 ton limit on the pass, the driver was in charge of a 44 ton vehicle.

A DRPU spokesperson said: “Not the driver’s fault though, of course- his sat nav sent him down there. Recovery arranged and ticket issued.”

Sign up to our daily Buxton Advertiser Today newsletter

Officers were unimpressed with the driver’s efforts to blame his Sat Nav.

Read More

Read More
Peak District luxury apartments plan for ‘eyesore’ site refused