A man has been arrested in Rowville this morning after he rammed a police vehicle then took off from the scene, Victoria Police say.
Police were called to a report of a man asleep in a service station car park on Stud Road about 3.30am.
They parked their car behind the man’s vehicle then went to try and rouse him.
The man awoke, reversed into the police car then accelerated into some bollards in front of the store, repeating this process several times.
He then drove away from the car park.
The police officers were uninjured and left to find the man.
They came across his vehicle shortly after in a ditch on Stud Road, having collided with wire barriers.
The man wasn’t in his car and a search of the area commenced.
About 40 minutes later the Dog Squad located the man, tangled up in a blackberry bush over a creek.
The 24-year-old man, who is of no fixed place of address, will now be interviewed by police in relation to a range of offences including theft of motor vehicle and unlicensed driving.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.