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A man has been charged with seven offences including dangerous driving after travelling the wrong way on the M20.

Just after 5pm on Tuesday 11 April 2023, patrols spotted a black Toyota Prius on the A20 London Road, Maidstone, which they suspected to be stolen.

Uniformed officers approached the vehicle, while it was stationary at a set of lights. It is reported the car drove off into oncoming traffic and collided with a police officer in the process.

The driver allegedly travelled the wrong way on the M20 coastbound until colliding with another car, at which point the suspect fled the scene. A short time later, the driver was located and arrested by officers.


The driver, of no fixed address, was charged with seven offences, including dangerous driving, assaulting a police officer, failing to stop for a constable, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, handling stolen goods, disqualified driving, and driving without insurance.

The 38-year-old man was remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 13 April.

By Ed

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