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78-year-old evades police for 35 miles while driving wrong way on M6 past Preston

Posted on - 13th September, 2021 - 6:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads
Car travelling wrong way on M6 Pic: Lancs Road Police
The car travelled the wrong way on M6 from J34 to J27 Pic: Lancs Road Police

A 78-year-old male has been arrested after driving the wrong way on the M6 for around 35 miles past Preston.

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Police were alerted to the car being on the wrong carriageway from J34 near Lancaster on Saturday (11 September). Patrols attempted to stop the vehicle at J33 but it continued.

A stinger was deployed at J28 and then J27, near Standish, where the car was finally brought to a halt.

The male, from Truro, has been bailed while police conduct additional enquiries that are needed before charges can be brought.

In the meantime his driving licence has been revoked and his car seized.

Read more: Police say ‘even supercars need to comply’ after Lamborghini driver stopped and fined near Garstang

A spokesperson for Lancashire Road Police said: “This was certainly all hands to the pump to get this vehicle stopped before it caused a serious collision. It was the combined team effort that finally led to the safe conclusion.”

Anyone with dashcam footage of the vehicle should email 1836@lancashire.police.uk.


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