A ‘drunk’ taxi driver smashed into a lamp post so hard the pole flew over a bridge onto a motorway lane – narrowly missing cars passing below.
Cops arrested the man on suspicion of being three times over the drink driving limit after the near-fatal incident.
The driver floored the lamp post on a motorway slip road bridge on the M60, near Prestwich, Manchester, just before 9.50am on Tuesday.
He was breathalysed at the scene and blew 105mg – nearly three times over the national limit of 35.
Identification checks showed the car was a licensed taxi vehicle, Manchester Evening News reported.
The 34-year-old man from Bolton was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving.
He remains in police custody.
Police confirmed the taxi driver did not have any passengers at the time and nobody was injured in the smash.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Nobody was in the car at the time. It came around junction 17 at Whitefield on the M60.
“The car collided with the lamp post that has been ripped off the floor, went over the barrier and landed in lane one.
“It has been moved onto the hard shoulder.”