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Belgian lorry driver Isaac Fremont, 43, made sure he had no trouble staying awake – by wiring in not just one but two coffee machines which he mounted on the dashboard of his cab.

But the plan to make sure he always had a cup of his favourite brew on hand backfired we were stopped at Schaffhausen in Switzerland during a routine control, and officers ruled that the two coffee machines were illegal.

A police spokesman said: "The two coffee machines plus all the other stuff that he had mounted in front of the windscreen (pictured) made it almost impossible to get a proper view of what he was seeing as he drove along. It was a serious obstruction of his field of view."

The man told police he always wanted his favourite coffee and didn't like drinking the stuff that was served up at motorway service stations.

He was forced to dismantle the makeshift coffee machine set-up and bundle all the other objects into the back of the lorry before he was allowed to continue. He was also ordered to pay several hundred pounds as a deposit against any fine that would be made for the breach of road traffic rules in Switzerland.

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