M55 drink driver caught at 130mph returning from works Christmas party

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The Volkswagen Golf was stopped in Wesham and the driver was arrested

 

The Volkswagen Golf was stopped on the M55 last night
The Volkswagen Golf was stopped on the M55 last night

A drink driver who was caught speeding along a Lancashire motorway while driving home from a work Christmas party has been arrested.

The Lancashire Police Tactical Ops team said the offending motorist was stopped in Wesham last night.

The Volkswagen Golf reached speeds of 130mph on the M55. The legal limit is 70mph.

When the driver was tested they were found to be twice the legal limit for alcohol.

They also told officers that they had just been to their works Christmas party.

A police force spokesperson tweeted a picture of the vehicle and said: “VW Golf stopped in Wesham after being sighted travelling on the M55 in excess of 130mph.

“Driver admitted they had been to their works Christmas do and provided a breath sample of twice the legal limit. Driver arrested.”