A MAN has been arrested after allegedly fleeing from police and travelling the wrong way on the M40.
The 38-year-old from Tipton, West Midlands was initially pulled over on Wednesday (August 5) for allegedly committing a traffic offence on the M40.
As officers spoke to him on the hard shoulder he sped away, crashing into the police car before hitting speeds of 90mph as he fled through Warwick Services and then 100mph going the wrong way on the hard shoulder.
The suspect then abandoned the vehicle before running away before officers caught him and arrested him on suspicion of dangerous driving, possession of an offensive weapon – a baseball bat – assaulting a police officer and criminal damage. He was also detained on recall to prison.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.