Police car rammed, motorcycle officer driven off road in separate incidents

| 18.08,18. 05:29 PM |



Police car rammed, motorcycle officer driven off road in separate incidents



Two officers were injured as a white wagon repeatedly rammed this police car at Deception Bay (ABC News)



Queensland police are searching for a white station wagon that last night rammed a police patrol car and injured two officers at Deception Bay, north of Brisbane.


The incident came hours after a man deliberately ran a motorcycle policeman off the road near Toowoomba, west of Brisbane.


Acting Superintendent Keiryn Dermody said on Saturday afternoon the behaviour was "completely unacceptable".


"Men and women put on a suit of blue every day and go out and risk their lives for the community," she said.


"To be perfectly honest, [the offenders] should be removed from society."


In the Deception Bay incident, two officers received minor injuries and their patrol car was extensively damaged.


Police said when the officers tried to pull over a stolen white Subaru wagon on Bailey Road just after 7:00pm, the driver rammed the police car four times before fleeing the scene.


The wagon was later stopped with tyre spikes nearby, but the occupants fled on foot and remain on the run.


"Police deal with some of the most violent situations," Superintendent Dermody said.


"Our police are entitled to go about their job and return safely to their loved ones."


Meanwhile, a 42-year-old Toowoomba man appeared in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Saturday morning after he was caught on camera allegedly trying to run a motorbike officer off the road.


The road policing officer was conducting patrols on the New England Highway near Toowoomba around midday.


The officer's body cam captured the heated altercation in which the driver refused to pull over.


The vision showed the man swerving side to side before abruptly cutting in front of the officer's motorbike.


The car sped off and was later located crashed into a tree off the highway near Mount Luke. The dog squad spent several hours searching bushland and rural properties for the driver, who was taken into custody at around 5:00pm.


He was charged with dangerous driving, endangering the life of a person in a vehicle and failing to stop, and was remanded in custody.


Police also alleged the man did not have a licence and was driving on a SPER suspension.


Superintendent Dermody said in both instances the officers involved acted with a high level of professionalism.


"They, quite clearly, are very skilled and experienced police and they've been able to deal with the situation by keeping themselves safe. Thankfully no members of the public were injured," she said.


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