Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Banned Driver's Three-Wheel Race Wrong Way on Motorway ; ?Video Shows Shocking Moment Motorist Swerves to Avoid Police as Sparks Fly in Dramatic Pursuit

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Banned Driver's Three-Wheel Race Wrong Way on Motorway ; ?Video Shows Shocking Moment Motorist Swerves to Avoid Police as Sparks Fly in Dramatic Pursuit

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ABANNED driver missed police by just a few feet after speeding the wrong way down the motorway - with only three wheels on his car.

Mark Atack ploughed into the central reservation of the M61 after swerving at the last second to avoid hitting officers. He was spotted driving erratically on Chorley New Road in Horwich, Bolton, on January 16 at around 1.30am and sped away with police in pursuit.

After clipping a kerb and losing a wheel, Atack, 45, joined the motorway in the wrong direction. Police footage shows the moment officers thought Atack was going to drive straight into them.

He swerved at the very last second, slamming his car into a barrier. Atack, of Hawksley Street, Horwich, then ran off, with motorway police chasing. A helicopter was even deployed to track him down.

He was later arrested and faced a string of charges. …

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