'Sparks flying' - Motorist caught driving down the M1 in West Yorkshire in car with no tyre or wheel

A motorist was caught driving down the M1 with an entire wheel missing, causing sparks to fly as the axle ground along the road.

The car with its missing wheel. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police released these images of the car after the driver was spotted making his way along the M1 in Wakefield despite lacking a wheel.

The driver was suspected of drink driving.

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A statement from West Yorkshire Police said: "M1 - Wakefield - Look at the state of the wheel.

The car with its missing wheel. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

"The driver was going to Coventry apparently with sparks flying. Oh yeah,...DRUNK! #team2"

The incident, which happened on Saturday, was one of several that roads police dealt with in the area over the weekend.

On Sunday, A driver was reported for speeding down the M1 at Woolley at 95mph. Another driver was reported in the same spot - for driving 98mph.

In Keighley, South Street, a driver was fined and given three points for driving on illegal tyres which hard worn away, exposing the cord inside the tyre.

The car with its missing wheel. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

On Bingley Bypass, a driver was reported for doing 100mph in a 50mph zone.