Drink-driver arrested following 120mph police chase through 50mph roadworks on M55 westbound towards Blackpool

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A drink-driver was arrested by Lancashire Police following a high-speed chase through 50mph roadworks on the M55.

A BMW that was “of interest" attempted to evade police on the M61 near junction 9 (Clayton Brook) on Monday (June 27).

The car was later spotted heading towards the M6 and the chase continued on the M55 westbound.

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Police said the motorist sped through the 50mph roadworks at 120mph, driving dangerously past other road users.

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As the motorist reached speeds in excess of 130mph, tactical pursuit and containment training (TPAC) plans were formalised for the end of the M55.

The vehicle was slowed near junction 4 (Marton) after a stinger was deployed, with patrol cars boxing the BMW in to finally bring it to a stop.

Once stopped at around 10.20pm, police found the driver – a 45-year-old man from Lymm – was twice the legal drink-drive limit.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and drink-driving.