Man, 21, charged after police cars rammed in chase
A MAN allegedly involved in the ramming of a police van following a police chase which started on the Sunshine Coast has been charged.
Around 9.15pm on Saturday night, Coolum police were conducting patrols at Marcoola when they identified a stolen vehicle.
Police will allege they attempted to intercept the vehicle on Sunset Strip, however the driver of the stolen vehicle allegedly rammed the side of the police car and failed to stop.
Around 10.50pm, the vehicle was sighted travelling southbound at high speed along the Bruce Highway, Morayfield.
Police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device at the Buchanan Road overpass, puncturing the two front tyres, but the vehicle again allegedly failed to stop.
Police will further allege, shortly before 11pm, the stolen vehicle rammed the rear of a police van on Anzac Avenue, Kallangur, causing it to roll onto its roof before it continued along Anzac Avenue onto Narangba Road, and came to a stop at the intersection of Eucumbene Road after colliding with a gutter.
A male constable sustained a fractured hand while apprehending the passenger.
The sole occupant of the police van, a male sergeant, sustained minor injuries.
A 21-year-old Kallangur man will face Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on May 22, charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and obstruct police.
Investigations are continuing.