A male has been arrested after a Roads Policing Unit in Northern Ireland was rammed off the road when it tried to stop a speeding motorist.
One police officer was hurt after the incident on 25th April when a BMW was spotted driving at excess speed on the M22 near Randalstown, Northern Ireland.
As the police indicated for the BMW to stop, it was hit by the vehicle, causing a loss of control leading to the Police Audi making contact with a street lamp.
The marked police vehicle was written off as a result of the incident.
The driver of the BMW dumped his vehicle and fled the scene by running through some fields.
A spokesperson for the NI Road Policing & Safety Unit confirmed that:
“Police arrested an 18-year-old male in connection with the incident. The officer is still recovering from his injuries, and we would like to thank the public for its support.”
The officer involved was taken to hospital after the incident but was released on the same day so that he could continue his recovery at home.
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