'Erratic' drink driver stops in middle of M6 when intercepted by police near Preston

A drink driver was arrested after they decided to stop their van in the middle of the M6 near Preston.

Monday, 15th June 2020, 2:12 pm

Police were called to reports a van was being driven 'erratically' on the motorway near Preston at around 4.30am today (June 16).

Officers quickly intercepted the vehicle, but the driver decided to stop for police in a live lane rather than pulling onto the hard shoulder.

After a number of enquiries police discovered the motorist was over the legal limit and also disqualified from driving.

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They were arrested and the van was seized.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "Report of this van being driven in an erratic manner on the M6 Preston, it was intercepted by patrols where it then stopped in lane one.

"Driver provided a positive breath test and enquires showed that they were disqualified.

"Driver arrested and the van seized."

The van driver stopped in lane one of the M6 near Preston after being flagged down by police. (Credit: Lancashire Police)