A Policeman has had to jump out of the way after a man allegedly drove his car at the officer’s motorbike.
The man is accused of using his vehicle as a weapon to avoid arrest following the incident in Sydney’s west on Friday.
A Highway Patrol officer, riding a marked police motorcycle, noticed the vehicle allegedly speeding towards a school zone in Parramatta around 2.45pm.
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The officer activated warning devices and attempted to stop the vehicle which pulled over on Macquarie Street, not far from the Smith Street intersection.
As the officer pulled in behind the vehicle the driver sped away continuing through the intersection with the officer now in pursuit.
Due to erratic and dangerous driving the officer quickly terminated the pursuit and stopped his motorcycle near the intersection of Smith and George Street.
It will be alleged that the driver did a u-turn at that intersection and drove his vehicle towards the Senior Constable who jumped from his bike to avoid being hit as the vehicle collided with the motorcycle.
It then continued on the incorrect side of the road on Smith Street.
The driver, 36, was arrested after being pulled over by another officer a short distance from the crash site.
He has been charged with reckless driving, police pursuit, driving while disqualified and a warrant for revocation of parole.
He has been refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court today.