Police chase stolen UCLan van on M58 and arrest driver for drink and drug driving

A van stolen from UCLan in Preston was spotted on the motorway and its driver arrested.
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Police stopped the driver of the Citroen Berlingo at junction 3 of the M58 near Skelmersdale on Friday morning (March 17).

ANPR cameras alerted Lancashire Police’s TacOps patrols to the stolen van as it headed towards Liverpool.

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Police stopped the driver of the stolen UCLan van at junction 3 of the M58 near Skelmersdale on Friday morning (March 17)Police stopped the driver of the stolen UCLan van at junction 3 of the M58 near Skelmersdale on Friday morning (March 17)
Police stopped the driver of the stolen UCLan van at junction 3 of the M58 near Skelmersdale on Friday morning (March 17)
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The van was pursued and boxed in at Bickerstaffe Interchange with assistance from Merseyside Road Police.

The driver failed a roadside breath test and tested positive for cocaine. The van was returned to UCLan.