A driver accused of hitting and injuring a police officer before speeding away from the scene in Brisbane allegedly swapped the numberplates on his vehicle to avoid detection.
The 24-year-old was driving a silver Honda Civic near the intersection of Bapaume Road and Peronne Street in Tarragindi when he failed to stop at 4.20pm yesterday.
Police allege the man hit the 57-year-old officer after he recorded him driving over the speed limit.
An off-duty nurse was nearby when the incident unfolded and helped stabilise the officer before he was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he is now in a stable condition.
In an attempt dodge police, the driver allegedly switched the numberplates on the car. It is understood he also bragged to friends on social media about striking the officer.
The Coopers Plains man arrested at a property in Salisbury before 9pm last night.
He has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, serious assault of police causing bodily harm, fail to remain at or near road incident, driving without a licence, unregistered motor vehicle and offences involving registration certificates.