Men charged for reversing over Vic police

Two regional Victorian police officers have been injured after being run over by a reversing car, and two men have subsequently been charged.

Police were talking to the occupants of a vehicle, aged between 18 and 21, on the side road in Ballarat on Friday morning when the driver suddenly reversed and hit both officers, leaving them with minor injuries.

Two men have been charged with a range of assault, drug and weapons-related offences in a case that comes in the same week the state government moved to ramp up penalties for drivers who ram police.

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