Drug driving suspect “incredibly lucky to walk away” after losing control of car near motorway


A 33-year-old Warrington man was arrested on suspicion of drug driving after a car left the road and collided with a safety rail on a bridge above a busy motorway.

Police say the driver of the Audi car was “incredibly lucky to walk away” from the incident.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “At around 6.35 am on Sunday (June 2), police in Halton responded to reports of a road traffic incident on a roundabout near Daresbury Park.

“Attending the scene, officers found that a grey Audi A6 had come off the carriageway when exiting the roundabout.

“The driver of the vehicle, a 33-year-old man from Warrington, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

“He was not injured during the incident but was taken to Warrington Hospital as a precaution and has since been released under investigation.”

Posting a photograph of the car on the Halton Brook Police Facebook page, PCSO Paul Barker said: “My first job this morning was assisting with the recovery of the pictured vehicle – firmly embedded on the safety rail above a busy motorway junction.
“This picture perfectly shows what can happen when you don’t pay attention to one or more of the fatal five – speeding, careless driving, driving distracted whilst using a mobile phone, drink or drug driving, and not wearing a seat belt.
“The driver of this vehicle was incredibly lucky to walk away, to the back of our police van, after allegedly doing four of the above.
“Please drive safely.”


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