Drunk driver arrested for undertaking unmarked police car at nearly 100mph on M6 near Lancaster

A driver has been arrested and his Mercedes seized after he undertook an unmarked police car whilst reaching speeds of nearly 100mph on the M6 near Lancaster.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 9:20 am
Updated Monday, 20th September 2021, 9:34 am

Officers patrolling the motorway in an unmarked car clocked the driver of the white Mercedes speeding over 90mph at around 5pm yesterday (Sunday, September 19).

The driver was followed after the car began moving erratically from lane to lane at high speed before undertaking the unmarked police car on a busy stretch of the M6 near Lancaster (Forton) Services.

Officers continued 'pacing' the Mercedes as it undertook a number of vehicles before stopping the driver and escorting him to the nearby services.

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A roadside breath alcohol test revealed that the driver was twice over the drink drive limit. He was arrested at the scene, taken into custody and his Mercedes seized.

Following further enquiries, it was discovered that the driver was alleged to have "caused damage" in Blackpool earlier that day and had allegedly made off without payment at a petrol station.

Whilst in custody, he was further arrested on suspicion of these offences.

A police spokesman said: "A busy M6 near Lancaster when this Mercedes undertook an unmarked patrol at high speed.

Officers patrolling the motorway in an unmarked car clocked the driver of the white Mercedes reaching speeds over 90mph whilst undertaking cars in the third lane yesterday (Sunday, September 19)

"They continued at high speed undertaking several more vehicles before being stopped at Forton services. Driver arrested for being x2 drink drive limit and vehicle seized.

"Driver subsequently found to have caused damage in Blackpool and making off without payment and was further arrested."