Driver ‘on drugs’ was ‘too excited’ to get his KFC takeaway

A 'drug driver' on his way to a KFC restaurant crashed his car into a shop just meters away from the fast-food outlet.

The driver of the Ford Mondeo and his two passengers ran off after their car smashed into the front of the shop on Pickup Street in Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, last night.

Fortunately police soon apprehended the driver and the two passengers. The driver later failed a drug test and was found to have no licence or car insurance.

Greater Manchester Police tweeted a photograph of the crashed car. Their message revealed that the driver had been headed to the nearby KFC.

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It read: "driver of the Mondeo was a little too excited to get his KFC and lost control when he turned into Pickup St Ince. The car collided with the shop and all 3 occupants made off. The driver and both passengers were detained by #XT64 and XTS5 no lic or ins + failed drug test #fatal5"

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There is KFC branch on Manchester Road just metres away from where the incident happened.

Merseyside Police only recently released figures which showed that drug and drink driving was still a problem on the city's roads during the lockdown period.

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Police arrested 250 motorists on suspicion of drink and drug driving on Merseyside since the lockdown was introduced by the government to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Police have said that 90 drivers have been arrested for drink driving and a further 160 for drug driving since March 23 this year . People should be using their cars for essential journeys only during the lockdown.

The figure was 350 for the same period last year.

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