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Teenager arrested after police car rammed

The male police driver was treated in hospital for extensive whiplash injuries. Picture by Pacemaker

A TEENAGER has been arrested by officers investigating the ramming of a police car on a Co Antrim motorway on Saturday.

A PSNI officer needed treatment in hospital for extensive whiplash injuries after the car was run off the road during a chase on the M22 after a blue BMW was detected travelling at excessive speed by a patrol at around 5.20pm.

Following a chase, the BMW rammed the police car, forcing it off the carriageway.

The BMW was then abandoned in a layby on the Moneyknick Road and the driver is believed to have made off on foot across nearby fields towards the Staffordstown Road.

The 18-year-old male was arrested in the Dungiven area during the early hours of this morning on suspicion of a number of motoring offences.

Officers continue to appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who captured footage of the incident to contact police on 101, quoting reference 1486 25/04/20.

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