Police charge man after Rochester police car ramming

Campaspe Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man after a police car was allegedly rammed in Rochester last week.

Police were called to reports of a suspicious vehicle near McColl Road about 11.40pm on 7 November.

A blue Nissan Navara and a white Nissan Navara had allegedly stopped next to each other as a motorcycle was being loaded onto the white utility.

The blue Navara allegedly sped towards a police vehicle and crashed into the front of it, before attempting to reverse and backing into a drain.

There were no injuries.

Police smashed a window and deployed OC foam as the driver allegedly continued to attempt to drive away.

The male driver and his female passenger were arrested at the scene.

The 24-year-old Echuca man has been charged with:

• Intentional exposure of police officer to risk by driving (x2)

• Resist police (x2)

• Possess a drug of dependence

• Possess prohibited weapon

• Fraudulently use registration plate

• Unlicenced driving

He will appear at Echuca Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

The 24-year-old Echuca woman was released pending further enquiries.

The driver of the white Nissan Navara fled the scene and remains outstanding and investigations are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam/CCTV footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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