A MOTORIST was clocked speeding at more than 110mph and ‘smashed his car up’ when he was pulled over by police.

The M62 was briefly closed in both directions this afternoon, Thursday, while emergency services dealt with the incident between junction seven at Rainhill and junction eight at Burtonwood.

He was stopped after being tailed while hitting the high speeds on the eastbound carriageway at around 3.30pm.

When quizzed, the driver stated that he was ‘trying to get to the service before he ran out of fuel’.

It was also revealed that he was driving without a licence or insurance.

He was then informed that his vehicle would be seized, and began trashing the car in response.

This led to the motorway being closed to ensure the safety of the public and police.

The man was arrested and remains in custody this afternoon.