A SUSPECTED drug driver and their passenger were arrested after crashing during a police chase.

Officers on patrol in Radcliffe spotted the Kia Carens at around 3am this morning ­— with the vehicle's driver then attempting to make a break for it.

As it was being pursued the car smashed into a lamppost, but despite the damage the driver continued on.

The car was then dumped near Pilkington Way in the town centre where the driver and passenger were detained.

After their arrest the driver failed a drugs test, police say.