A 33-year-old man from Runcorn has been charged with three offences after officers stopped a car on the M6.
The blue Renault Scenic was stopped between junctions 22 and 23 on the northbound section of the motorway shortly before 3.30am on Monday 21 September.
Steven Maughan, of Warrington Road, Runcorn, was arrested at the scene.
After being questioned by officers in custody, he has been charged with going equipped for theft, fraudulently using a false number plate and driving without insurance.
Maughan has been released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 8 October.