A MAN has been jailed for a year after drink-driving down the motorway in a lorry.

Maciej Plowas, of no fixed abode, was stopped by police on the M40 on Friday after he was seen drifting slowly out of his lane.

He was made to do a road side breath test and failed.

Officers arrested him and on Saturday the 33-year-old appeared in the dock of Oxford Magistrates Court on Saturday, where he admitted the charge.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison and was also disqualified from driving for two years and six months.

Investigating officer, PC Perry Knight, of the Joint Operations Road Policing Unit, said: “Drink driving is not acceptable and Plowas is lucky that he was not involved in a serious or fatal collision as a result of his actions."

She added: “Even the smallest amount of alcohol can influence your ability to drive safely. It is not worth the risk.”

“If you know someone who drives under the influence of alcohol, please report this to police by calling 101 or if they are driving or about to drive under the influence then call 999.”