A MOTORIST has been arrested after allegedly driving down railway tracks near Hereford.

West Mercia Police said it had arrested the person on suspicion of drink driving after the car was found on the tracks of the mainline between South Wales and Manchester.

PCSO Adam Westlake said people in the Marden area might have notice a police presence near the Wellington level crossing in the early hours of Saturday morning (January 8).


He said at 3am, police received a call that a car had driven up the railway tracks at the crossing.


The "driver/occupants" had left the scene, leaving the car in situ.

The car was recovered and the driver found "some time later". They were then arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing a roadside breath test.

The railway line, between Hereford and Leominster, is the main route for trains between Cardiff and Manchester, as well as West and North Wales.