Police detain man after truck rams into police car

The aftermath of the incident. Picture: WA Police
The aftermath of the incident. Picture: WA Police

A SENIOR police officer has told of how an agitated driver allegedly reversed a truck into his patrol vehicle after being given a speeding fine in Wanneroo this morning.

Acting Senior Sergeant Gary Walker, of the North West Metro Traffic Enforcement Group, explained he and another officer had stopped the 59-year-old man’s work truck on Wanneroo Road and given him a $200 speeding fine about 6.35am.

The officers also issued a yellow sticker to the vehicle, deeming it unsafe.

“He took offence to that and reversed into our car a couple of times,” Sgt Walker said.

He said the officers detained the accused immediately, charging him with criminal damage and two counts of assaulting a public officer.

Sgt Walker described the damage to the car as “quite extensive” but said he and the other officer were OK.

“We’re not too bad, but this sort of thing (whiplash) can take a couple of days,” he said.

It was the first time Sgt Walker had experienced such a reaction to a speeding fine.

“I’ve been rammed in pursuits and things like that but not as a result of giving a speeding fine,” he said.