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Teenager Joseph Hernandez charged after high-speed police chase from Ramsgate ends in crash on Thanet Way

By KentOnline reporter

A teenager has been charged with a string of offences after a police chase ended in a crash on the Thanet Way.

Joseph Hernandez is accused of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, using a car without third party insurance and driving a car otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

The 18-year-old, of no fixed address, is also charged with handling stolen goods.

A red BMW crashed into a lamppost on the Thanet Way
A red BMW crashed into a lamppost on the Thanet Way

The dramatic high-speed chase involved more than a dozen police cars on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were pursuing a red BMW along the busy London-bound stretch when the smash happened between the Dargate services and Brenley Corner.

It followed a report of an incident in Nixon Avenue, Ramsgate.

Emergency services are at the scene.
Emergency services are at the scene.

A woman, thought to be a passenger in the BMW, suffered minor injuries.

Hernandez was remanded in custody and was set to appear at Medway Magistrates' Court via video link today.

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