Driver ‘high on drugs’ and fleeing police flips car in 100mph smash in Halifax

West Yorkshire Police officers closed a main road in Halifax after a high speed crash.

Traffic officers closed the A646 Burnley Road at the junction with Windle Royd Lane following a crash in the early hours of Sunday morning.

West Yorkshire Police said the driver had failed to stop and had driven at more than 100mph.

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The car ended up overturning and coming to rest in the middle of Burnley Road.

Car on its roof after a 100mph police pursuit that ended on Burnley Road, Halifax
(Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Photographs from the scene show debris scattered across the road and a badly damaged car.

Images from the scene were tweeted by a traffic officer who said the driver had been under the influence of cannabis.

The officer tweeted: “Halifax! When you fail to stop for police at in excess of 100mph as (sic) crash putting your car on its roof don’t be under influence of cannabis as well!”

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