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Teen student steals instructor’s car during driving lesson

By Mason White 1:14 PM February 9, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A teen was arrested on charges of theft after driving off with his instructor’s car during a driving lesson, police in the United Kingdom said.

Kent Police said that the 17-year-old boy is suspected of speeding away while being taught to make a u-turn, leaving the instructor behind on the road.

The incident took place on the Hoo Peninsula around 4:00 p.m. on Monday. The instructor called police, who later found the instructor’s vehicle on Rochester High Street.

The boy was in the vehicle and he was arrested. The boy was charged with theft after stealing the car, a mobile phone and a wallet.

In January, a woman was rushed to a hospital after her eye exploded while receiving a car driving lesson, doctors in the United Kingdom said.

Luckily, 30-year-old Liz Hodgkinson of Wales, managed to keep the car in position before her instructor took control of the vehicle.

She was then taken to a hospital, where surgeons found that her cornea had split open. Hodgkinson was diagnosed with a genetic disease, and has had corneal transplants and 50 stitches in her eyes.

Hodgkinson said that at first, it was very painful and she thought that something went into her eye. Doctors believe that the disease causes the front of the eye to lose density and bend out of shape.

The condition affects about 1 in 1,500 people. The condition can cause distorted vision, including multiple images and stripes, as well as sensitivity to light.

Hodgkinson said that both her mom and brother suffer from the same condition, known as Keratoconus. As a professional artist, Keratoconus depends on her eyesight for a living.