Driver crashes and destroys luxury £80k BMW on M62

The son of a gang boss crashed his GBP80k BMW on the M62. Lee Byrne was given an official warning from Merseyside Police for crashing his BMW M3 on the motorway. The 22-year-old, who has no links to organised crime himself, was uninjured in the crash but was given a slap on the wrist.

Mr Byrne was given a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) which can be administered on the spot by an officer. TORs are handed out when an officer believes there is sufficient evidence for a prosecution and is an alternative to bringing someone to court, the Irish Mirror reports. :M62 drivers gobsmacked as they spot huge ‘sperm whale’ on motorway

Merseyside Police confirmed Mr Byrne, who lives in Formby, was given a TOR for an incident of careless driving following a crash on the westbound carriage of the M62 between St Helen’s and Warrington early on the morning of January 31. A spokeswoman said: “We dealt with a one-vehicle RTC involving a BMW M3 between J7 8 and 7 of the westbound carriageway of the M62 in the early hours of 31 January this year. The driver of the car, a 22-year-old man from the Formby area, was dealt with by way of a TOR (traffic offence report) for the offence of careless driving.”

It is the second time in a year Mr Byrne, whose father Liam, 41, has been named in court as leading the Byrne organised Crime Group that is an offshoot of mobster Daniel Kinahan’s drugs cartel – has had a brush with the law.

Mr Byrne was arrested and charged with obstruction following an incident in south-central Dublin on Saturday, March 13.

That same morning he was brought to Dublin’s Criminal Courts of Justice on the charge – but the judge struck out the case when Mr Byrne paid EUR500 to the Garda Benevolent Fund.