Police update: Police motorcyclist rammed, Rochedale

Detectives from Upper Mt Gravatt CIB have today charged a man after a road policing officer was allegedly knocked off his motorbike when he attempted to assist a motorist on the Gateway Motorway on May 9.

It will be alleged at around 1am the officer was conducting speed checks at Rochedale when a silver Holden Commodore stopped a short distance away, appearing to have engine problems.

The officer conducted a u-turn and attempted to stop in front of the Commodore when the vehicle was allegedly driven at the officer, clipping the bike and throwing him off. The car then reversed and rammed the police motorcycle before speeding off.

The sergeant managed to stay upright after his bike was clipped and move away before it was rammed. He did not sustain serious physical injury as a result.

Detectives located the vehicle alleged to have been involved bearing false numberplates at an address in Upper Mount Gravatt on May 9 around 9.40pm.

A 43-year-old Riverview was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with one count each of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and other malicious acts, dangerous operation of a vehicle, offences involving registration, enter premises with intent, enter premises and commit indictable offence and attempted stealing.

He remains in custody and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on July 19.

The officer involved has returned to work and recovering well.

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