Lancashire Road Police: Motorway closed because of violent drink-driver, helicopter chases motorbikes and a learner driver on cocaine

Drink and drugs have been causing problems once again on Lancashire’s roads this week.

Failed roadside tests are becoming an increasing theme when vehicles are pulled over, with one man becoming so violent after he was stopped that part of the M6 had to be closed off for safety.

On social media, people praised the police for their swift efforts.

One person commented: “What a whopper. Great work”.

In another case, a learner driver under the influence of cocaine was found driving alone and without L plates in Blackpool town centre.

In Preston, a BMW Z3 driver failed a roadside test for drugs and then refused a formal blood test in custody.

For more on what’s been happening on our roads this week, click on the pages below.

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