A DRINK driver who tried to do a runner when he was stopped by police was "arrested" by police dog Hulk.

Blackburn magistrates Henry Robert Hacking quickly gave up the uneven chase after Hulk was deployed.

Hacking, 23, of Roddlesworth Lane, Withnell, pleaded guilty to driving on Burnley Road, Huncoat with excess alcohol and without insurance. He was fined £150 with £85 costs and £34 victim surcharge and banned from driving for 20 months.

Briony Cook, prosecuting, said was seen on the M65 and officers followed as he left at junction 7. He was stopped and asked to get out of the car but then ran off.

"The officer got out with police dog Hulk and shouted at the defendant to stand still or he would release the dog," said Miss Cook. "After a brief pursuit he gave up and the officer recalled Hulk."

Richard Prew, defending, said Hacking had been to see a friend and they had been drinking.

"It seems his partner informed the police he may be driving while under the influence," said Mr Prew.