Police seek witnesses to dangerous driving incidents involving car going wrong way on motorway networks


POLICE are seeking witnesses following reports of dangerous driving during the early hours of this morning involving a vehicle being driven the wrong way on two motorway networks.

It follows a grey Audi car being discovered parked on the hard shoulder of the M56 near Warrington at Daresbury facing in the wrong direction and the occupant being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, drug driving and resisting arrest.

At around 12.15 am today, Wednesday 20 October, police were called to reports of a vehicle being driven the wrong way on the M62 westbound near to junction 19 at Rochdale.
A similar report was received at around 1.05 am – this time on the M60 near to junction 23 at Ashton-under-Lyme.
Officers were sent to both incidents but, despite extensive searches of both areas, they were unable to locate the vehicle.
Shortly after 2 am officers from Cheshire Constabulary discovered a grey Audi S5 which was parked on the hard shoulder of the M56 near to junction 11 in Daresbury facing in the wrong direction.
A 34-year-old man was located nearby and arrested. The man, who is from the Welshampton area, is currently being questioned on suspicion of dangerous driving, resisting arrest and drug driving.
Inspector Anton Sullivan from Cheshire Constabulary’s Roads and Crime Unit said: “Enquiries in relation to these incidents are ongoing and we are doing all we can to establish exactly what has happened.
“The M62, M60 and M56 are all busy roads and as part of our investigation we are keen to hear from anyone who was driving on these roads last night and believes they may have witnessed any of the incidents.
“The same goes for anyone with any dashcam footage which could assist our investigation.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 1112482 or report it via
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or via


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