Motorist jailed for driving the wrong way down the M6 near Birmingham

Khizar Tahir, of Hodge Hill, was jailed for 21 months for dangerous driving

A man who drove the wrong way down the M6 Toll has been jailed.

Khizar Tahir was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court on 18 January after being found guilty of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen.

On 17 September last year, Tahir, of Stechford Road in Hodge Hill, Birmingham, was seen driving the wrong way down the M6 and a short time later on the M42.

Highways officers saw Tahir drive a Nissan Qashqai past them the wrong way, later tracking his car to Hodge Hill, where they pulled him over. When he was stopped, police said the 28-year-old’s eyes were glazed over and his breath smelt of alcohol.

He was asked to provide a breath sample at the roadside but failed to do so.

While in custody he then failed to provide a further two breath samples, answering no comment to all the questions put to him by officers.

Tahir was jailed for 21 months and was banned from driving for four years and 11 months.

Khizar Tahir
Khizar Tahir
Khizar Tahir