Boy Charged Over Lorry Ramming

A 16 year old boy's been charged with dangerous driving after a stolen lorry was rammed into traffic queueing in Dunstable's High Street.

Two Bedfordshire Police cars have been written off after they were hit by the flatbed lorry just after 5.20pm on Tuesday 1 November 2011.  A third police car was badly damaged.  Three people suffered whiplash after their private cars were also hit.

It's thought the driver of the lorry was trying to make a getaway after being spotted by police.  The lorry turned into Church Street, where it hit a police car head-on.  The police officers involved were slightly injured.

The 16 year old, who is from Sheffield, has been charged with taking a vehicle without consent, driving without a licence and dangerous driving.  A 44 year old man from Rotherham has been charged with allowing himself to be a passenger in a stolen vehicle and failing to provide a breath test.

The pair were due to appear at Luton Magistrates Court on Thursday 3 November 2011.

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