Tasmania Police Officer Injured In Car Ramming Incident

A 17-year-old Mowbray male will face court on Thursday night charged with a string of offences.

Police charged the teenager on Thursday afternoon with two counts of aggravated assault, stealing and evade police.

One aggravated assault charge and the evade police charge relate to a hit and run incident in Gaunt Street, Invermay on Wednesday night.

Police allege the 17-year-old rammed a police car and injured an officer about 8.30pm.

Police alleged he reversed out of a driveway into the police car and sped off soon after and crashed into a tree.

The officer involved suffered whiplash and was in his car looking for the alleged offender when the incident occurred.

The officer is 50 years old and has worked for the force for 33 years.

He has been granted time off work as a result of his injuries and was released from hospital on Wednesday night.

The 17-year-old’s other charges of stealing and another count of aggravated assault relate to a separate incident earlier this week.

Source: The Advocate.

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