Qld man charged after cop loses fingertips

A man has been charged after a Queensland policeman was allegedly injured while arresting him for breaching his parole.

The senior constable was taking the 29-year-old into custody in Townsville on Tuesday when it's alleged he rammed a police car with his vehicle, trapping the officer's fingers.

The officer is believed to have lost the tips of two fingers and was flown to Brisbane for surgery.

Acting Chief Superintendent Steve Munro lamented the fact the man had been in custody but had been released on parole.

The Rowes Bay man is due to face Townsville Magistrates Court on Wednesday on 18 charges, including three counts of serious assault of a police officer and three of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.