Motorway Police catch cocaine fuelled cabbie driving at speeds of 100mph with a 1-year-old onboard

North West Motorway Police have caught a cabbie driving while under the influence of drugs at speeds of over 100mph.

In addition to both offences, the vehicle’s tyres were found to be way below the minimum tread requirements, and a 1-year-old child was in the back seat.

Posting on their official Facebook page, a spokesperson for NW Motorway Police, said: “Taxi driver seen northbound on M57 prior to junction 6 at speeds of around 120mph. Marked police vehicle starts to pace at which point found be at an average of 101 mph. Vehicle stopped towards junction 7 driver arrested for testing positive for cocaine. Social teams will be also contacted as there was a 1 year old child on board.“

TaxiPoint has contacted the force to find out if the driver holds a hackney carriage taxi licence or a private hire car licence and under which authority the driver is licensed. The police are yet to confirm.

A spokesperson for the police’s motorways team, added: “Further offences established from the taxi stopped on the M57 earlier where driver was detained, Officer has carried out tyre gauge check and lets just say the measurements were a touch on the low side, driver reported for this offence also.”

Image credit: NW Motorway Police

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