A 52-year-old man has been charged in relation to an incident where it is alleged a police officer was injured after attempting to stop a vehicle involved in a petrol drive off at Labrador last week.
The man was arrested by police yesterday morning at a residence at Southport.
It is alleged around 11.15pm on August 8, a silver Toyota Aurion with stolen Queensland registration plates 387 ZDO attempted to do a petrol drive off at a Frank Street service station. The attendant exited the store and ran towards the vehicle to prevent it driving off.
Police on patrol were travelling north along Frank Street when they observed the commotion causing them to pull into the service station.
A 28-year-old male Constable exited the police vehicle and was walking past the police car’s bonnet when the offending vehicle allegedly accelerated striking him.
The driver of the Toyota Aurion then reversed the vehicle and exited the service station driving west along Robert Street.
This vehicle was later allegedly involved in a collision with a parked car on Corrine Street where the driver fled the car.
The officer was transported to hospital for treatment and is recovering from a fracture to his shoulder, knee and leg injuries and soft tissue damage.
A 52-year-old Labrador man has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving of motor vehicle without a driver licence, unregistered vehicle, uninsured vehicle, receiving tainted property, fraud – making off without paying, two count each of fail to comply with duties of driver involved in a crash and give the drivers required particulars to any other driver.
He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.
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