Police arrest suspected drink-driver after spotting car had no tyres

Motorway police stopped a car on the M66 after it appeared to be driven badly.

And within seconds of inspecting the vehicle they knew why – it had no front tyres.

A roadside breath test showed the driver was six times over the limit.

He was arrested.

The incident happened on New Year’s Day.

North West Motorway Police shared photos of the vehicle on social media, describing it as “unbelievable”.

They said: “You can see why it came to our notice.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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