Man charged following police chase near Wetherby
A 39-year-old man from Merseyside has been charged with dangerous driving and having two bald tyres following a police pursuit along the A1 in North Yorkshire.
At around 8pm on the night of Wednesday 7 February 2018, suspicions were raised about a BMW M5 that had travelled through North Yorkshire from Merseyside.
Officers began following the vehicle along the A1 near Wetherby at speeds of up to 150mph before bringing the car to a safe stop in West Yorkshire.
The driver was arrested at the scene and taken into custody and charged this afternoon (8 February).
The man is due to appear at York Magistrates' Court on 29 March 2018.
Unbelievable disregard for #RoadSafety as the driver of this BMW M5 drove at speeds of up to 150mph on the #A1(M) last night. When stopped both front tyres were defective with one having the wire cord exposed. Driver arrested for dangerous driving & vehicle prohibited pic.twitter.com/fjiOLeMvqG— Sgt Paul Cording (@OscarRomeo1268) February 8, 2018