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The driver, 51-year-old Jacek Borowski from Poland lost control of his HGV heading down the hill and blocked the road completely.
The road was closed for most of the day, causing significant disruption in the area.
Thankfully, no one else was involved or injured.
Officers breathalysed the driver who blew 92 micrograms of alcohol in 100 milligrams of breath – almost three times the legal limit.
He was remanded into custody immediately and put before York Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 19 April where he pleaded guilty to driving over the prescribed limit and was disqualified from driving for 23 months.