A white BMW X5 was spotted changing lanes erratically on an empty stretch of the southbound M6 shortly after 1am this morning (November 12).
Officers from Lancashire Police followed the car for several minutes to establish whether the driver appeared to be under the influence of drink or drugs.
After observing the vehicle weave unpredictably between three lanes of the empty motorway, officers flashed their blue lights and signalled the driver to pull over.
A roadside breath test revealed that the BMW driver had been three times over the drink drive limit.
The officers said there had been "a few issues" stopping the vehicle, before it was successfully pulled over on the hard shoulder.
A police spokesman said: "Plenty going on overnight including this drink driver on the M6.
"Sighted by the Sgt travelling south on the M6 weaving all over the road.
"A few issues stopping it but it was no surprise that the driver was over 3 times the drink drive limit.
"It's just not worth it."