A DRUG driver tried to flee the police on foot following a pursuit.

Traffic officers first spotted the silver BMW in Albert Road, Farnworth, on Saturday evening.

The car failed to stop for police but the driver soon had his escape blocked and had to leave the scare to get away on foot. Police arrested the man just as he was running into a house.

Checks found him to have no insurance, and he tested positive for cannabis and cocaine.

Just after 8pm, GMP Traffic tweeted: “The car was prevented from making its way into the junction and the driver made off on foot being detained as he ran into a nearby house.”