Police charge man after police vehicles rammed in South Yarra

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man after three police cars were rammed by an allegedly stolen car in South Yarra yesterday.

The 25-year-old man has been charged with three counts each of; aggravated intentional exposure of police officer to risk by driving a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated intentional exposure of police officer to risk by driving recklessly to damage emergency service vehicle and reckless conduct endangering serious injury.

He was also charged with theft of motor vehicle, handle stolen goods, disqualified driving, commit indictable offence whilst on bail and other bail offences.

The charges follow an incident yesterday were an allegedly stolen white Mazda was spotted by police in Church Street Richmond about 3pm.

As police closed in of the driver, after he ran a red light and due to his manner of driving, he allegedly rammed three police vehicles in Claremont Street in an attempt to get away.

The Braybrook man was arrested following a short struggle and after police deployed OC spray.

He has been held over to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

The police members were not injured.

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