Patrols spotted the Citroen in Stanifield Lane and noted that it had a large crack in its windscreen.
But when officers signalled for the driver to pull over, the Citroen driver sped off in a bid to evade them.
“The driver failed miserably,” said police who caught up with the Citroen in Stanley Lane, less than half-a-mile away, after a brief chase.
The man was found to have an expired licence and was reported, whilst his Citroen was seized and towed away for the cracked windscreen.
Leyland patrols also stopped a speeding Vauxhall Zafira in Heald House Road after it nearly collided with officers at a roundabout.
The driver tested positive for cannabis and cocaine at the roadside and was arrested and taken into custody.