A police officer on a motorbike had to take evasive action to avoid being hit by a motorist who allegedly deliberately swerved into his path.
Authorities in Queensland released shocking footage following the incident in the Toowoomba suburb of Harlaxton and said in a release that their officer had a “lucky escape.”
The road policing officer had tried to pull a car over while carrying out patrols along the New England Highway at about 12.30pm on Friday.
During the clip captured by a body worn camera, the policeman can be heard repeatedly asking the driver to pull over.
Police allege the driver failed to stop and began moving his car from side to side before abruptly cutting in front of the officer on the motorcycle.
The car then sped away.
The car was later found crashed into a tree off the highway near Mount Luke.
The dog squad unsuccessfully attempted to track the driver through rural properties and bushland.
A man was taken into custody several hours later at an address in Crows Nest.
A 42-year-old man was charged with dangerous driving, endangering the life of a person in a vehicle with intent, failing to stop and unlicensed driving whilst under SPER suspension.
He is due to appear in court in Toowoomba on Saturday.
A police officer on a motorcycle had a lucky escape yesterday after a motorist allegedly deliberately swerved into his path at Harlaxton before driving away at high speed. https://t.co/JMw5LIQoSA pic.twitter.com/QhLdqooX02
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) August 18, 2018