A woman has been arrested after several police vehicles were damaged and two officers injured in an incident on the Gold Coast on Friday night.
Police said they tried to intercept a ute at about 11.44pm at Pacific Pines, when the female driver allegedly became aggressive towards officers and sped off.
As a result, the tray of the ute struck an officer and caused minor injuries, authorities said.
A short time later the same vehicle was spotted in a nearby street and as officers tried to intercept it again the driver allegedly crashed into an unmarked police vehicle on an on-ramp to the M1.
There was a short pursuit until the vehicle could be tracked by the police helicopter.
A tyre deflation device was then deployed, but it was not successful so officers tried to remove the driver’s keys after the ute turned into Bermuda Street at Reedy Creek.
“It is alleged the driver then accelerated, dragging one of the officers a short distance before turning into Cumberland Drive at Varsity Lakes,” a police statement read on Saturday morning.
Police said the driver then fled on foot but was later arrested without incident.
A 23-year-old woman has been charged with two counts each of assault police, fail to stop motor vehicle, one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possess dangerous drugs, possess utensils and unlawful possession of suspected stolen property.
She is due to appear in court on Saturday.