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A66 crash driver appears in court

[T]he driver of an HGV has appeared from police custody at North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court this afternoon (Tues) following a road traffic collision on Thursday March 29, when two-heavy goods vehicles collided on the A66.

Arlandas Lubys, 40 of no-fixed-address is charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving; driving without due care and attention, also refusing to provide an evidential blood sample in respect of alleged drink-driving.

The court was told how Lubys, a Lithuanian national was driving an HGV at Kirkby Thore when it was in collision with another HGV, it is alleged that he was involved in “prolonged erratic driving”.

Prosecutor John Moran told he court, the other driver had to be cut free from his cab and suffered a broken shoulder and a fracture to his neck, following the accident which occurred around 9.30am on the A66 at Kirkby Thore, the road was closed to traffic for around twenty-hours.

Mr Lubys appeared in the secure dock, the court was told he had a broken leg and had a walking aide with him, he has facial injuries and a black eye, he has worked in this country for over two-years his lawyer Rachel Ottley informed the court, he did not enter any pleas, the court was given an address in Dewsbury, but this had not been checked as suitable by the police, he was remanded in custody to appear at Carlisle Crown Court May 7.

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