A MAN in his 20s has been charged with trying to kill a police officer in Brisbane after allegedly mowing the officer down in a stolen car on Friday night.
The officer was run over by the stolen white Audi wagon while trying to deploy road spikes at the intersection Wynnum and Junction Roads at Morningside around 10.30pm.
It’s alleged the driver of the Audi swerved to avoid the stingers and deliberately drove towards the officer, mowing him down before smashing into a power pole.
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The police officer was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition with a broken leg.
Police say the Audi was stolen from a house in Windsor during the early hours of Thursday morning.
The alleged driver, a 25-year-old Deception Bay man, has since been charged with attempted murder, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, fail to stop and two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
He is expected to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday October 9.
Two other men from Redcliffe and Margate, both aged 29, have also been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and were both due to face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Sunday morning.