A driver with no licence tested positive for drugs after police caught him travelling at more than 100mph on the M61.

Officers spotted the motorist driving at eye-watering speeds while undertaking several vehicles on the southbound carriageway late on Monday night.

Patrols pulled the vehicle over and upon investigation, found the driver did not have a licence and also tested positive for drugs. 

He was arrested and detained. 

A spokesperson for the police said: "Vehicle sighted in excess of 100mph on the M61 southbound undertaking vehicles.

"When stopped driver was found to be a non-licence holder and provided a positive specimen on the drug wipe.

"Driver now lodging with us."

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