An “aggressive drunk” man closed a section of highway Sunday morning while running past traffic.
The intruder was ‘rugby tackled’ by a member of the public during the crash on the M602 at Salford.
The motorway was closed between Junctions Two and Three, Regent Road Roundabout and Gilda Brook Roundabout through Weste to Salford from approximately 10:20 am, Manchester Evening News reports.
After causing chaos on the M602, he also ran over train tracks, Greater Manchester Police traffic officers have said.
Traffic police have now released footage showing the man in the middle of the freeway and the moment he was pulled over on the emergency lane.
They tweeted: “Several reports of an aggressive drunk man running on westbound and eastbound carriageways of # M602 this morning.
“# ME21 & # ME11 attended @NWmwaypolice, man ran past traffic and over train tracks! Stopped by # ME21 with help from @BTP, @NPASNorthWest, GMPSalford.
“Thank you to the members of the public for their patience while putting our closures in place and to the member of the public who tackled rugby to the ground after leaving the slopes and returning to the taxiway live!
“He is now in detention awaiting an interview.”