AN "unbelievable" motorist who "flew" past paramedics en-route to an incident in North Wales turned out to be a suspected drug driver from the Oldham area.

North Wales Police's intercept team said a group of five people from Oldham travelled had driven to the region for a "drive out".

The incident occurred on the A55 on Rhuallt Hill on the Flintshire-Denbighshire border.

It saw the driver of the car overtake an ambulance, which was responding to an emergency. They were then pulled over by police and the driver subsequently failed a roadside drugs test.

A spokesman for the team said: "This driver overtook an ambulance on an emergency run, it had its blue lights and sirens on driving above the speed limit and the driver still flew by at excess speed, with a tyre that could’ve blown at any time, unbelievable.

"Luckily the eagle eyed NWP Roads Policing Unit officer found the vehicle and we assisted in searching the five occupants from the Oldham area.

"The driver however was arrested for failing a drug wipe, driving with no licence and will also be reported for breaching Covid regulations... not worth it for a "drive out”."

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed that ambulance was sent to the scene of incident, at aroun 10.20am, and a woman was taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan for treatment.

Police later confirmed a 30-year-old man from Oldham has been charged with dangerous driving, fail to stop for police, driving with an expired provisional licence, no insurance and drink driving. He has been released on bail and is due to appear before Llandudno Magistrates on September 9.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle to contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number Y114538.