BMW drug-driver with no insurance hurtles off the M6 near Lancaster
A driver has tested positive for illegal drugs after hurtling off the M6 and crashing into a ditch near Lancaster this afternoon (Saturday, November 21).
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the BMW crash on the junction 34 southbound slip road at around 2.30pm.
The driver escaped from the wreck with minor injuries, but police checks revealed that they had a revoked licence and no insurance.
Police said the driver's failure to navigate a "gentle" corner of the southbound slip road at Halton Interchange aroused their suspicions and a roadside drug test was requested.
The drug wipe tested positive for cannabis and the driver has been taken into custody.
Fire crews from Lancaster attended the scene.
A fire service spokesman said: "Crews from Lancaster attended a road traffic collision on the M6 motorway southbound carriage way.
"The incident happened near to junction 34 and 33. Firefighters helped make the scene safe using some small tools and a reciprocating saw.
"They were in attendance around one hour and twenty minutes."
Earlier today, a learner driver in a Renault Clio was pulled over on the M55 after he was spotted reaching speeds up to 104mph in pouring rain.
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