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Driver stopped in car with three tyres on M60 near Bury


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North West Motorway Police

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The tyre on the driver’s side rear wheel had disintegrated

A drug-driver was arrested after his car was stopped on a busy motorway with only three tyres.

Worried motorists called police after seeing the red Citroen travelling on a bare wheel rim on the M60 near Bury, Greater Manchester.

Police said they had “never seen a car in a worse condition on a motorway” and that it was “beyond belief” it had been driven in such a poor state.

A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving.

North West Motorway Police said a number of concerned drivers had called to report a car being driven on the exposed steel rim of one wheel at 10:10 BST on Monday.

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A police inspector said the car was in the worst condition he had seen on the road

The Citroen, which was also missing a headlight and a wing mirror, was stopped on the clockwise carriageway of the motorway close to junction 23.

After being stopped, the driver told police he had not been involved in a collision before he failed a roadside drugs test.

‘Intoxicated state’

He remained in custody on Tuesday after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

A police spokesman said it is not known where he joined the motorway but that he would be reported for motoring offences including driving without insurance.

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The driver’s side wing mirror of the red Citroen was missing when it was pulled over

Insp Neil Anson said: “I have never seen a car in a worse condition on a motorway.

“It is beyond belief that the driver thought he could control the vehicle in this condition.

“His intoxicated state might have had something to do with that.”



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