Two charged following police car ramming in Rockbank

Melton Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged two men following a police car being rammed in Rockbank on 21 July, Victoria Police say.

Police attempted to intercept a 1999 model Holden Jackaroo on the Western Highway about 1.10am.

It is alleged the vehicle stopped on the freeway and reversed in to the police car, causing the airbags to deploy, before speeding off.

A female police officer received an injury to her hand as a result of the collision and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A 21-year-old Melton man was charged and remanded on 23 July to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 9 August.

A 24-year-old from no fixed address was arrested and remanded yesterday to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

Both have been charged with aggravated intentional exposure of police officer to risk by driving, reckless conduct endangering life, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and other related offences.

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