A MAN has been charged with causing a public nuisance after allegedly causing motorway chaos when he fled from the scene of the crash and climbed a nearby bridge.

Police were called to the three-vehicle collision at 6.45pm last Monday, August 6, on the M6 southbound carriageway between junctions 19 for Knutsford and 18 for Middlewich.

A force spokesman said: "Officers attended the scene and found that the driver of one of the vehicles had fled the scene and climbed onto a nearby bridge.

"Due to concerns for the safety of the man a full closure of the motorway was put in place while officers engaged him.

"The man came down from the bridge shortly after 9pm and was arrested.”

Neil Harrison, 27, of Algernon Street, Fairfield, was subsequently charged with causing a public nuisance, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance.

He was remanded in custody and appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates' Court last Wednesday, August 8.

He is next due to appear at Chester Crown Court on September 5.