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Dozy bus driver stuck on train tracks captured on CCTV
A BUS driver, responsible for school runs, has been fined for running the gauntlet at a level crossing.
Marcus Lamm, 21, tried to squeeze through the closing barriers across the railway in Manningtree.
But he got stuck behind a slow tractor and did not make it across before the barriers closed, trapping him on the tracks.
The First bus was empty, apart from the driver, but had only just dropped off children from local schools.
Lamm, of Willow Way, Jaywick, admitted driving without due care and attention when he appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
The court heard how his driving blunder was spotted on CCTV and the operator was able to raise the gates before a train came.
He was handed a £300 fine, £100 court costs and had nine points on his licence.
Lamm lost his job but is now a driver for another company.
Full court report and more pictures in Wednesday's Gazette.