Police on the hunt for car thief who fell asleep at the wheel, crashing on M1

A CAR thief has fallen asleep behind the wheel, crashing a stolen vehicle into a guard rail on the M1 this morning.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at Pimpam just after 8.30am, following reports a white ute had crashed.

Before they arrived at the scene the man had fled, however witnesses told police that they saw the man asleep at the wheel.


Police are currently searching for the man, who is alleged to have fled on foot, running across all four lanes on the M1.

It’s believed the ute was stolen from an Elanora construction site.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.