AN "UNBELIEVABLE" motorist who "flew" past paramedics en route to an incident turned out to be a suspected drug driver visiting North Wales from Greater Manchester.

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

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

It saw the driver of the car overtake an ambulance which was responding to an emergency. They were then pulled over by police and 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 license and will also be reported for breaching COVID regulations... not worth it for a "drive out”."