Woman charged after canine unit rammed in South Yarra – Update

Police have charged a 27-year-old woman after she allegedly rammed a police canine unit in South Yarra on 8 July, Victoria Police say.

The woman was driving a red Commodore sedan when she allegedly reversed into the marked police car in Cromwell Road before driving off about 9pm.

Police members were not injured during the incident.

The vehicle was followed, with the driver allegedly driving erratically and speeding through the inner south-eastern suburbs.

Investigators are appealing for two people who were forced to take evasive action at two locations along the woman’s route.

At Prahran, a man walking his dog across Dandenong Road at the Chapel Street intersection had to move out of the way as the driver allegedly drove through a red light.

The second incident took place in Blackburn where a second man had to move out of the vehicle’s way as he was walking on a pedestrian crossing on Blackburn Road near Matthew Street.

Police are urging these two people to contact Crime Stoppers.