Police vehicle rammed

A driver has been arrested after allegedly ramming a police vehicle and injuring an officer during a pursuit on the Central Coast on Monday morning, January 25.

The driver and sole occupant of the police car, a male senior constable, sustained head and rib injuries; however, he was able to exit the car.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Gosford Hospital.

The Holden driver stopped on Maidens Brush Rd and fled on foot.

Additional police responded and commenced a search of the surrounding area.

With assistance from the Dog Unit, a 41-year-old Umina man was found hiding inside another vehicle on Pecan St just before 6.15am.

He was taken to Gosford Hospital under police guard for mandatory testing before being taken to Gosford Police Station and subsequently charged with seven offences including: driving a motor vehicle during disqualification period; not stopping a vehicle when directed to do so; not stopping and driving recklessly during a police pursuit; and using an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.

He was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local on January 25.

Email, Jan 25
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