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Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving following early morning crash on M6

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following an early morning crash on the M6.

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Central Motorway Police Group attended a crash involving two cars and a lorry on the southbound carriageway of the motorway near junction seven, for Great Barr, in the early hours of this morning.

CMPG posted on X, formerly Twitter: "Drink driver under arrest, having collided with two other vehicles M6 southbound near j7.

"Fortunately it appears only minor injury, but he has won himself a convertible, courtesy of fire and rescue."

West Midlands Fire Service confirmed that a man had been released from a car by firefighters and taken to hospital.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "Shortly after 2.35am on Tuesday, we responded to the M6 southbound, between junction seven for Great Barr and junction six for Gravelly Hill.

"Fire engines from West Bromwich and Walsall responded, the first arriving within five minutes of being mobilised.

"This was a collision between a car and a lorry. A second vehicle came into collision with debris from the initial impact.

"Firefighters used small tools to release a male casualty from the car that came into collision with the lorry.

"He is believed to have been conveyed to Heartlands Hospital by paramedics.

"The southbound carriageway was closed whilst we worked at the scene.

"The incident was left with West Midlands Police. Crews left the scene at 4.04am."

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called just after 3am to reports of an RTC on the M6 southbound between junction seven and six near Erdington.

"An ambulance and paramedic officer were sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews discovered a lorry and a car had been involved in a collision.

"The driver of the car, a man, was cut free from the vehicle with the assistance of fire colleagues before being assessed by ambulance staff.

"He was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and taken to Heartlands Hospital for further treatment."

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