Man charged with attempted murder after allegedly hitting cop with stolen car

A police officer has been hit in Brisbane’s south by an allegedly stolen car.
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A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving a stolen car into a police officer in Brisbane’s south on Friday night.

Two other men were also charged, with the officer taken to hospital with a serious leg injury.

The police helicopter spotted the allegedly stolen car heading east along Wynnum Road and officers laid a spike strip at the intersection of Wynnum and Junction Road in Morningside about 10.30pm.

It will be alleged the driver changed lanes and drove towards police, hitting the officer before crashing into a power pole.

Three men fled the scene but were taken into custody a short time later.

The officer suffered serious injuries to his leg and was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, while the 25-year-old male driver of the car was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The white Audi wagon was allegedly stolen from a Windsor house during the early hours of Thursday morning.

A 25-year-old Deception Bay man, who was allegedly behind the wheel, has been charged with a range of offences including attempted murder, unlicensed driving and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He was expected to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old Redcliffe man and 29-year-old Margate man have both been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Source: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/man-charged-with-attempted-murder-after-allegedly-hitting-cop-with-stolen-car-20171007-p4ywbr.html