Man summonsed to court following 90-minute closure of northbound Tyne Tunnel on Great North Run day
A man is due before magistrates after an incident at the Tyne Tunnel on Great North Run day.
Altaf Hussain, 48, of Bowling Hall Road, Bradford, has been summonsed to court in relation to driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.
This follows an incident involving a lorry which saw the northbound tunnel close for 90 minutes on Sunday, September 8.
Hussain will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court at a later date.