M66 drink-driver had no front tyres

car with no front tyres Image copyright North West Motorway Police
Image caption The car was stopped in the early hours of New Year's Day on the M66

A man who was stopped on the motorway because he was driving a car with no front tyres was six times over the limit.

The driver was pulled over on the M66 in the early hours of New Year's Day and was detained at the roadside for drink-driving.

North West Motorway Police shared photos of the car, describing it as "unbelievable".

In a tweet, the force said: "You can see why it came to our notice."

The M66 links the M60 north of Manchester to the A56 and Rawtenstall, Lancashire.

The drink-driving limit for motorists in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.

Police said the driver recorded 196 micrograms.

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