POLICE have charged an 18-year-old Augustine Heights man after an incident in Ipswich yesterday where an officer was injured.
It will be alleged around 12.30pm officers were conducting foot patrols when they noticed a vehicle bearing incorrect registration plates on Bell Street.
When an officer approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, he allegedly reversed and sharply accelerated, forcing the officer to take evasive action.
The vehicle's door pillar struck the male officer on the wrist before the vehicle allegedly drove through a red light on Bell Street.
The 52-year-old officer sustained minor injuries.
Following investigations, police last night charged an 18-year-old man with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, unlicensed driving, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle and using an incorrect registration plate.
He is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on August 3.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.