Driver arrested after crashing and abandoning car in the middle of the M1

Police arrested a driver who crashed his car on the M1 near Mansfield and abandoned the vehicle on the motorway.

Wednesday, 16th March 2022, 12:46 pm

Shortly before 9.30pm on March 14, Derbyshire Police’s road policing unit reported they were attending a crash on the M1.

Officers said the occupants of the crashed car fled into some nearby fields, leaving the car blocking a motorway lane.

The unit tweeted: “Driver and passenger located using the capabilities of the Derbyshire rural crime team’s drone. Not drunk or drugged, just completely reckless. Reported to court.”

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The driver and passenger of the vehicle were found and arrested by officers.

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