Leicester

'Drunk' driver went up M69 the wrong way and crashed

Photo tweeted by police Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption There were "thankfully no injuries" after the crash, police said

A driver has been arrested after a car was driven on the wrong side of a motorway for 15 miles before eventually crashing into the embankment.

In the early hours of Saturday it went up the M69 from Coventry to Leicester, before crashing about a mile before the roundabout with the M1.

Police tweeted about the crash, saying there were "thankfully no injuries".

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving.

Police confirmed they were called at 04:10 BST and the M69 was temporarily closed while they dealt with the situation.

The suspect has been released under investigation, police said.

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