Man charged following police car ramming in Keysborough

Police have charged a man following a police car ramming in Keysborough yesterday morning.

Officers were conducting patrols in a carpark on Corrigan Road about 10am when they spotted an allegedly stolen truck.

It is believed the tipper truck was parked with the engine running and a man was asleep in the driver seat.

Police cordoned the truck by parking a police car in front and behind the truck before approaching the man.

The man woke up to police knocking on the driver window before allegedly putting the truck into reverse.

It is alleged the truck reversed into the marked police car in an attempt to flee police.

The driver allegedly refused to exit the truck before officers smashed the driver window and deployed OC spray.

The driver, a 27-year-old man, was arrested without further incident.

One police member sustained minor injuries.

It is alleged the truck was stolen from Notting Hill on 7 January.

The Noble Park man has been charged with aggravated reckless exposure of police officer to risk by driving, damage to emergency service vehicle, theft of motor vehicle, as well as weapon and driving offences.

He has been remanded to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court today.

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