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Man charged after police car hit - Newcastle region

Monday, 03 July 2017 04:27:05 PM

A man has been charged and will face court later this month in relation to domestic violence matters and allegedly hitting a police car near Newcastle today.

Just before 10am today (Monday 3 July 2017), police will allege they attended a home on Pacific Highway, Jewells, to arrest a 40-year-old man over domestic violence matters.

The man allegedly reversed his white Holden Colorado utility into a police car in an attempt to avoid arrest.

An officer attached to the Lake Macquarie Local Area Command suffered minor injuries but did not require treatment.

He was arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station where he was charged with domestic violence telecommunications offences, malicious damage and using a motor vehicle to avoid apprehension.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 19 July 2017.