This dramatic video shows a motorcycle rider making a short dash for freedom after ramming a Queensland Police motorcycle.
It’s the second time in a week a Queensland motorcycle cop has been rammed. Click here for that dramatic footage.
No matter what you think about motorcycle police, it can be a tough job and they don’t deserve to be hit.
The job of a motorcycle cop is an important part of police duties, Queensland Police say.
“It differs significantly from the general perception of the motoring public,” they told us.
Latest ramming incident
In this latest incident a rider struck the Road Policing Command motorbike yesterday afternoon in Geebung.
The senior constable was conducting speed camera duties near a school on the intersection of Newman and Robinson roads at 3.45pm when he saw a motorcycle pull up at the lights.
He identified the motorcycle as having been involved in several traffic offences in the area.
The officer then parked his motorcycle in front of the bike and activated his lights.
It is alleged the other bike reversed before hitting the officer’s bike, knocking both to the ground.
The video shows the man fleeing the scene before the officer catches him.
The senior constable was taken to hospital for treatment to a minor injury to his knee and his bike sustained minor damage.
Police will allege that the man returned a positive roadside drug test and was found in possession of a quantity of ice.
A 35-year-old man was issued with a Notice to Appear in the Sandgate Magistrates Court for driving while disqualified, drug-driving, obstructing police and possessing a dangerous drug.
He was also been issued with an infringement for an unregistered, uninsured vehicle and possessing “something that resembles a numberplate”.
The man’s motorcycle was also seized.
Investigations are continuing with further charges expected.
If you have any more information on this incident, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
Quote this reference number: QP1900205782