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Man gets $1,500 fine for driving in the middle lane of highway

By Mason White 12:48 PM June 26, 2015
Ian Stephens 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A man in the United Kingdom, was shocked to receive a large fine for driving in the middle lane of a highway.

42-year-old Ian Stephens of West Yorkshire, received a fine of 1,000 pounds ($1,592) and was hit with 5 penalty points on his license for hogging the middle lane.

The driver was arrested by police after stubbornly refusing to leave the middle lane of the M62 highway.

According to the police investigation, 6 drivers were forced to brake and swerve into another lane in order to overtake the vehicle traveling in the middle lane.

The driver had numerous opportunities to leave the inside lane, but he did not do so. Instead, he drove in an inconsiderate manner for several miles, causing discomfort to others.

The driver is the first in the country to receive a fine for hogging the middle lane of a highway. Stephens denied the allegations, saying that he did not cause discomfort to other drivers on the road.