'Record breaking' driver finally brought to a halt

Police pulled over the Mercedes on Friday
Police pulled over the Mercedes on Friday
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Police say a driver whose exploits on the streets of Preston caused a record number of complaints has been taken off the road

Officers pulled over the silver Mercedes in Blackpool Road on Friday morning.

Road police officers posted a picture of the car on social media, claiming to have seized the vehicle, which is understood to have gained notoriety in a YouTube.

The video, in which the silver Mercedes is driven around the streets of Fulwood, has been watched more than 37,000 times.

It shows the car tailgating other motorists and overtaking dangerously on some of Preston's busiest roads.

At one point in the video the driver appears to narrowly avoid losing control

Posted with the title "THIS E63 AMG NEARLY KILLED ME" the video was posted on the same channel which showed an Audi R8 spinning and crashing in the city last month.

A Preston Police spokesman said: "We had a number of complaints coming in recently across Preston regarding the manner in which this vehicle was driven."