A POLICE officer was injured when a stolen car crashed into his vehicle during a chase in Forrestfield last night.
About 7.40pm, police saw a stolen Ford Falcon on Dundas Road.
They allege the driver sped off, starting a chase involving the police helicopter.
The Ford collided with a police car near a traffic island on Cumberland Road in Forrestfield.
The driver fled on foot and was apprehended by police in the yard of a neighbouring house.
The driver, a 20-year-old Camillo man, has been charged with failing to comply with a direction to stop, reckless driving to escape pursuit by police, no authority to drive and stealing a motor vehicle.
A 19-year-old female passenger from Beckenham has also been charged with stealing a motor vehicle.
The driver was taken to Royal Perth Hospital while the police officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries.