Man arrested after police chase on A66

A man has been arrested after he failed to stop for police on the A1(M) in the early hours of this morning.

Police tried to stop his vehicle at around 1.20am on the northbound carriageway, but he drove off at speed.

Police pursued the vehicle onto the A66 near Scotch Corner, before it came to a stop when it crashed near Caldwell.

The driver, a 33-year-old man from Darlington, didn’t sustain any serious injuries in the collision.

He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, drug driving and driving without insurance.