A DRIVER nearly six times over the drinking limit was found trying to drive on the motorway without any front tyres on the car.

A car was spotted on the motorway in the early hours this morning.

The driver was found "struggling to drive" by police and on closer inspection, officers discovered the car had no front tyres.

Police arrested the driver on the M66 southbound, just prior to Junction 2 at the Heap Bridge Interchange in Bury.

Traffic officers said it was "no surprise" to find out that the driver was nearly six times over the drink driving limit after a breath test.

The driver was arrested on the spot.

Greater Manchester Traffic Police said in a tweet: "Driver stopped by #traffic on the M66 SB prior to Jct 2 when they noticed a vehicle struggling to drive as it had NO front tyres!! No surprise when the driver was arrested after providing a roadside breath test of 196!! #fatal5 #nonefortheroad #XT"