Written by Staff Writer
23 May, 2014 | 8:56 am
A man high on drink and drugs was jailed for this shocking moment of madness – when he jumps on to a railway line and halts a train.
CCTV shows the train driver narrowly missing moronic Nathan Barker, 21, as he grinds to a emergency stop.
Barker delayed 12 services for 90 minutes by dancing around on the tracks at Bentley station, south Yorkshire.
The CCTV footage shows his senseless behaviour, endangering himself and passengers, as he signals a Doncaster to Leeds train to stop.
Sergeant Steve Down, of BTP Doncaster, said: “The driver of a train arriving at the station had to apply the emergency breaks when he spotted Barker stood on the train tracks with his arms in the air.
“The driver managed to stop the train in time and asked him to get back on to the platform but he refused and stayed there until police arrived and arrested him for obstructing the railway.”
He was under the influence of drink and drugs at the time of the incident at 10pm on March 18.
Barker, of Bentley, pleaded guilty to obstructing the railway and was sentenced to 16 weeks by Doncaster magistrates.
Sgt Down added: “Baker’s behaviour can only be described as senseless. I welcome the custodial sentence and hope it sends a clear message to others that this sort of behaviour is not acceptable.”
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