A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle, failing to stop and dangerous driving following an incident in Preston.
The 20-year-old from Kirkby, Merseyside, was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning after failing to stop for police in Black Bull Lane, Fulwood after it was established there was false number plates on the car.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said there was an initial pursuit before the car got on to the motorway at junction 31a and drove the wrong way.
The car, a Skoda Rapide, was abandoned near junction one of the M55.
Police are continuing to search for three other people who were in the car.