Man charged after stolen car crashes into police vehicle
POLICE have charged a man after a stolen vehicle collided with a police car early this morning.
It will be alleged at about 12.30am a 37-year-old North Ipswich man struck a 38-year-old man in the head with a rock, before stealing his car from an address in Bundamba.
The 38-year-old man was transported to Ipswich General Hospital for treatment of bruising and a laceration to his face.
The men were known to each other.
Just before 2.30am police observed the stolen vehicle being driven along the Warrego Highway, travelling from Plainland, towards Toowoomba.
Police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device at Redwood and followed the vehicle as it travelled up the Toowoomba Range.
It will be alleged the vehicle was observed driving on the wrong side of the road, before colliding with, and causing minor damage to, a police vehicle on James Street in East Toowoomba.
The vehicle came to a stop and the driver was arrested without incident at 2.50am.
No police officers or members of the public were physically injured during the incident.
The 37-year-old man has been charged with armed robbery, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle without a licence and failing to comply with a requirement to stop a private vehicle.
He is due to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.