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Police charge driver for hit-and-run on detective

UPDATE: Police have charged a 25-year-old man with the hit-and-run which resulted in an Ipswich detective being hospitalised on Monday night.

The detective was allegedly run down while trying to intercept a vehicle the man was driving at Redbank Plains, following reports of a domestic disturbance.

The accused, from Kallangur, has been charged with a total of 16 offences, including four counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle, three counts of fail to stop a motor vehicle, two counts of unlawful use of motor vehicle, and one count each of serious assault on police causing bodily harm, burglary and committing an indictable offence, stealing, and wilful damage.

He is due to appear in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Wednesday, January 9.

 

3AM: The Ipswich police officer who was run down by a car at Redbank Plains on Monday night has been cleared of any serious injuries.

The detective senior constable was struck at the intersection of Keidges Rd and Redbank Plains Rd about 7pm Monday while trying to stop a white Holden Commodore, allegedly driven by a man wanted in relation to a domestic violence case.

Police said the detective was initially called to the area to help a uniformed crew, which had responded to a domestic violence matter.

The detective positioned his vehicle in front of the suspect, before getting out and identifying himself as police.

It will be alleged that the man then reversed the vehicle, before driving forwards and striking the officer.

The vehicle then took off along Redbank Plains Rd, prompting an extensive search on Monday night.

Paramedics treated the detective at the scene for cuts and bruises before taking him to Ipswich Hospital.

Scans were carried out, but doctors found no sign of broken bones or internal injuries.

The injured detective was released from hospital yesterday afternoon.

The search for the driver ended just before noon yesterday, when a man handed himself in at Hendra police station, in Brisbane's inner north.

Detectives from Ipswich's CIB travelled to the Brisbane suburb yesterday afternoon to assist with investigations.

It will be alleged the man committed further offences outside Ipswich early yesterday, although inquiries were continuing and police were yet to lay charges.

Ipswich's Detective Inspector Lew Strohfeldt said the detective involved in the incident at Redbank Plains was "just doing his job".

"It can be a dangerous job, but you don't expect this," Insp Strohfeldt said.

"Nor should you expect actions like these.

"The officers involved did an excellent job - they did everything the right way."

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