POLICE are appealing for witnesses as they step up their investigation of a speeding driver who alleged that his brakes failed on the motorway.

At around 2pm on Wednesday, March 6, a driver contacted the police alleging that his car started to speed up and his brakes had failed while on the M58 in Merseyside.

Officers across several forces located the vehicle and escorted it onto the M57 and then onto the M62 eastbound through Warrington.

It was reported the car reached speeds of up to 90mph and police used their vehicles to tactically bring the vehicle to a stop.

Leigh Journal: The driver alleged his brakes had failedThe driver alleged his brakes had failed (Image: North West Motorway Police)

Following an investigation with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Merseyside Police arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the incident.

The 31-year-old, from Bolton, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and causing a public nuisance, and has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage to assist in their enquiries.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: "We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage following an incident on the M62 on Wednesday 6th March when officers from the force's roads policing unit were called to help stop a vehicle safely.

"An investigation, supported by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), is ongoing into the incident which involved a black Jaguar I-PACE car.

"Officers are keen to speak to anyone who had dashcam and was travelling between junction 5-4 of the M58, through Switch Island onto the southbound carriageway of the M57 and along the M62 eastbound between j6 and j10-11 between 2.10pm and 2.35pm.

"Anyone who believes they have information or dashcam which could assist the investigation is asked to call the road policing unit 0151 777 5747, or emailing SCIU@merseyside.police.uk quoting reference 24000236727."