A DRIVER has received a stark warning from police officers after they used the hard shoulder to avoid traffic.

And when pulled over and asked why they were in the emergency lane, the motorist explained to officers that they were ‘late for work’

A spokesman for the force said: “Being late for work may be an emergency in some people’s eyes but it certainly doesn’t entitle you to drive along the hard shoulder to beat queuing traffic as this driver found out on the M65 at Hapton.

“TOR issued by HO34. #T1TacOps #NotWorthIt”