Police arrest driver after police vehicle rammed, officer hospitalised – Central Coast

A driver has been arrested after allegedly ramming a police vehicle and injuring an officer during a pursuit on the Central Coast this morning.

Just before 4.45am (Monday 25 January 2021), officers from Brisbane Water Police District noticed a Holden Commodore conducting burnouts near the intersection of Henry Parry Drive and the Pacific Highway, Wyoming, and attempted to stop the vehicle.

When it allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit commenced.

During the pursuit, it’s alleged the Holden rammed the marked police vehicle several times, causing extensive damage to the driver’s side.

The driver and sole occupant of the police car, a male senior constable, sustained head and rib injuries; however, he was able to exit the car. He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Gosford Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

The Holden driver stopped on Maidens Brush Road and fled on foot.

Additional police responded and commenced a search of the surrounding area.

With assistance from the Dog Unit, a 41-year-old Umina man was found hiding inside another vehicle on Pecan Street just before 6.15am.

He has been taken to hospital under police guard for mandatory testing.

Inquiries are continuing.

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