Cop run over after waking up sleepy driver

ALEX HEINKE reports.

A police officer has been run over after apparently waking a man who was slumped over the wheel of his ute outside a fast food outlet in Melbourne’s south.

When officers alerted the driver to their presence, the man panicked and first reversed into an ambulance and a police car before driving forward over a male constable.


The ute, believed to be a dark coloured Ford Ranger without number plates, then sped off police said.

The officer was taken to The Alfred hospital with minor injuries.