An investigation is underway after a police vehicle was rammed in the state’s south overnight.
Police have been told between 2pm Saturday (30 May 2020) and 2pm yesterday (Sunday 31 May 2020), a white Mercedes Benz was stolen from a repair store in Albury.
About 5pm yesterday (Sunday 31 May 2020), the Mercedes was located by police and followed to Burrows Road, Albury, where it stopped in a driveway.
As a police officer opened the car door and attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle, the driver allegedly began to reverse at speed, dragging the police officer along the driveway before the officer managed to roll away under the open driver door.
The police officer sustained bruising and minor injuries as a result of the incident.
The vehicle continued to reverse into an unmarked police car, before driving off along Burrows Road. A pursuit was initiated but terminated a short time later due to safety reasons.
Following extensive inquiries, the Mercedes was located at a home on Fern Place, Albury about 5.50pm.
Inquiries are continuing to locate the driver and passenger.
As investigations continue, police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the car or have dashcam footage to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.