Driver pulled over by cops on M6 after being spotted driving 60mph with just three wheels

Cops pulled over a suspected drunk driver who was spotted travelling at 60mph on a motorway – with just three wheels.

By Iain Lynn
Sunday, 8th August 2021, 5:54 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th August 2021, 5:56 pm

Stunned officers saw sparks flying off the road as the motorist sped up the M6 in Staffordshire with a missing front tyre.

Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group tweeted pictures of the white Vauxhall Astra after they pulled it over on Saturday (7/8) morning.

Sergeant Rob Powell tweeted: “The driver of this vehicle was arrested for a number of offences including drink driving.

Stunned officers saw sparks flying off the road

“He was observed driving along the M6 through Staffordshire with only three wheels.

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“Total disregard for other road users.”

In a later tweet, Sgt Powell said: “One of our unmarked vehicles has footage of the car driving in excess of 60mph with only three wheels.

Social media users were quick to pile-in criticism of the dozy driver.

“CMPG will publish the in car footage once court proceedings have been finalised.”

Social media users were quick to pile-in criticism of the dozy driver.

Writing on Facebook, Ian Timms wrote: “You gotta be a proper plonker to drive any three-wheeler, especially if it’s a four-wheel car.”

Tony Jordan wrote on Twitter: “How drunk do you need to be before you fail to notice a wheel missing?”

Mr Sunny tweeted: “Doesn’t deserve a driving licence. Hopefully banned for a long time.”

James Peters tweeted: "Christ, 60mph on three wheels! Must have been sparks flying all over the shop!"

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