Police had to force 17-year-old driver off the road during a pursuit on the A45 near Rugby

Police had to force the 17-year-old driver of a Saab off the A45 near Rugby because he posed a 'high risk' to himself and the public.

Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 12:37 pm
Photo: Rugby Police, Facebook.

At around 11am on November 4 officers tried to speak to the occupants of the Saab - but the driver failed to stop.

Police pursued the car from Rugby onto the A428 and finally onto the A45.

A spokesperson for Rugby Police wrote: "Eventually the vehicle was forced off the road whilst on the A45 due to the high risk to the driver and members of the public."

Photo: Rugby Police, Facebook.

The driver is charged

In the early hours of this morning, November 5, the 17-year-old male from Rugby was charged with dangerous driving, driving without a licence, no insurance and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

The same male was also charged with driving without insurance and a licence following an incident on the October 17.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear in court today.