Man climbing onto cars while dressed only in green tartan underpants is detained by police after causing rush hour traffic chaos on M8 in North Lanarkshire
Published 07/06/2014 | 07:50
A man wearing only green tartan underpants caused severe traffic delays yesterday morning when he was found wandering along the M8 in North Lanarkshire.
Police were called to the scene at 7am on Friday following reports that a man was running across the motorway and holding up traffic.
Motorists also reported seeing him climbing onto the bonnets of cars.
The incident caused significant rush hour delays on the carriageway, which runs between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and traffic was slow in both directions from junction five to Harthill services throughout the morning, STV reports.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "A man was found at about 6.55am on Friday morning walking along a live carriage way close to junction five eastbound."
The spokesperson said the man was detained and taken to the nearby Wishaw General Hospital to be treated for what is thought to be a head injury.