Police charge man after police vehicle rammed – Central Coast

A man from the Illawarra region has been charged after allegedly ramming a police vehicle on the Central Coast last weekend.

About 9.30pm on Sunday (24 May 2020), officers from Brisbane Water Police District were patrolling Erina, when they noticed a Nissan Elgrand driving erratically.

It will be alleged police attempted to stop the Nissan on Sherwood Drive, Springfield, when it stopped momentarily, before reversing into the front of the police vehicle. The Nissan drove forward, before reversing into the police car a second time.

The Nissan drove a short distance and conducted a U-turn, before reversing into the front of the police vehicle a third time and fleeing the scene.

The two male senior constables in the vehicle were uninjured and called for assistance.

The Nissan was located nearby on Willow Road a short time later. A perimeter was established, and with assistance from the Dog Unit and PolAir, a search commenced, however, the driver was not located at the time.

Following inquiries, officers from Lake Illawarra Police District arrested a 28-year-old man at a home on Shellharbour Road, Barrack Heights, about 8.20am today (Saturday 30 May 2020).

He was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with taken and drive conveyance without consent of owner, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, not obey direction of police/authorised person, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, negligent driving and not give particulars to other driver.

The Barrack Heights man was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Bail Court tomorrow (Sunday 31 May 2020).

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