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Man charged with ramming motorbike cop twice on Gateway Motorway

A man has been charged with a string of serious offences after he allegedly used his car to knock a police officer off his motorbike before coming back and ramming the bike on the Gateway Motorway.

The alleged offence occurred almost two months ago and the accused was arrested at the scene that night, but police have only recently laid charges.

About 1am on Sunday, May 9, the officer was conducting speed checks at Rochedale, in Brisbane’s south, when a silver Holden Commodore stopped nearby, appearing to have engine problems.

It will be alleged that when the officer turned around and went to stop in front of the Commodore, the car was driven at the officer, clipping his motorcycle and throwing him off.

Police will also allege the Commodore driver reversed back past the downed officer, before accelerating forward and ramming the police motorbike and speeding off.

The officer managed to get clear of his motorbike before it was hit. He did not suffer serious injuries, has since returned to work and is recovering.

Body-worn camera footage from the sergeant involved showed the Commodore ramming the police motorbike on its second run.

Body-worn camera footage from the sergeant involved showed the Commodore ramming the police motorbike on its second run.Credit:Police Media

Police said officers found the Commodore allegedly involved bearing false number plates at an address in Upper Mount Gravatt about 9.40pm that night.

A 43-year-old Riverview was arrested at the scene.

He has been charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, dangerous operation of a vehicle, entering premises and committing an indictable offence and attempted stealing.

He remains in custody and was due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on July 19.

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