Boat theft suspects arrested after motorway pursuit
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Police arrested suspected boat thieves after pursuing a car at high speeds on a North Yorkshire motorway.
At about 11.35pm on Sunday 25 June 2023, North Yorkshire Police received a report that a suspected stolen speedboat had been spotted being towed on a trailer by a Subaru Forester car travelling on the A66.
Specialist roads policing officers were sent to the area immediately, and the car was located travelling at speeds of more than 110mph. Following a pursuit, it was brought to a stop by officers on the A1(M) near Wetherby.
The driver, a 29-year-old man, and a passenger, a 21-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of theft. The driver was further arrested on suspicion of drug driving, after failing a roadside test.