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Man Jailed For Dancing Across The M1

Monday September 2 2013




A MAN has been given a 10-week jail term after dancing and skipping across the M1 at Dodworth in one of the craziest ever attempts to leave Barnsley.

A lorry ground to a virtual halt and cars took evasive action as Joshua James Fisher repeatedly crossed the motorway waving his arms around, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Fisher, 23, stood on the edge of the hard shoulder and urinated on the slow lane before beginning his antics, said Joanne Lewis Crooks, prosecuting.

Probation officer Rita Dyson said binge drinker Fisher and a mate had come to Barnsley on a night when drinks were cheap. Fisher paid for the taxi here and the friend agreed to settle the fare home.

But the friend ran out of money and they decided to to walk home following the motorway southbound. The friend got a police caution because he never went on the motorway.

John Jones, defending, described the decision as 'bizarre, frightening and potentially dangerous'.

District Judge John Foster, who described his sentence as lenient, said: "Repeatedly running across three lanes of the M1 could have led to all sorts of accidents and potential injuries to road users and yourself. I cannot imagine what you thought you were doing."

Fisher, of St Leonard's Lane, Eastwood, near Rotherham, admitted causing danger to road users, an offence which carried a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

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Reply Posted by Bongo on Monday September 2 2013 at 11:06
Slow lane ?? I thought you could travel upto 70mph in any off the three lanes and the two outside lanes are for overtaking ?

What a complete knob this guy is but hang on its not his fault it's the drinks they are too cheap we just couldn't help it if only it was £4 a pint the we would not have got into this state and still had no money for a taxi
Well to to the judge for having balls to give a decent punishment

Reply Posted by Jade on Wednesday September 4 2013 at 09:15
Haha first thing I noticed also... Pretty annoying that people still call it the slow lane after all this news about the middle lane hoggers etc. THERE IS NO SLOW OR FAST LANE! :)

Reply Posted by Bigdug on Monday September 2 2013 at 14:45
Keeeeeep. Dancin

Reply Posted by dom on Monday September 2 2013 at 15:55
he will be dancing round a block now like a bitch lol

Reply Posted by lol on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 08:27
yes dom like Bowie and Jagger

Reply Posted by Josh fisher on Thursday September 25 2014 at 14:08
I'm out now!! And who ya Callin a knob!! Fukin geeks lol

Reply Posted by Dominic on Thursday September 25 2014 at 14:17
you knob dancing on the ceiling.. shamed all Barnsley folk, scum bag

Reply Posted by karl hope on Saturday October 18 2014 at 06:02
I work with him now and he hasnt learnt, im not afraid to speak up.. he always runs across roads, and all over railway lines. I even saw him urinate in a tram stop..idiots never learn