An Allansford man has been charged with repeatedly ramming a woman's car in central Warrnambool on Thursday afternoon before he desperately tried to avoid police.
A Warrnambool police spokeswoman said the 26-year-old was eventually arrested and charged with 14 offences and remanded in custody overnight.
"He's rammed her Captiva several times about 2.30pm on Thursday," the sergeant said.
"The incident started on Whites Road in Warrnambool and continued along Mortlake Road before he's driven off down Moore Street.
"It's alleged he was driving a Nissan twin cab utility and deliberately rammed the woman's Holden Captiva and then rammed her vehicle on several further occasions."
Legal Aid lawyer Morgan Adams appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Friday on behalf of the accused man.
He said his client was "having great difficulties in moving" due to injuries suffered in "a car accident which forms part of the (police) brief".
He said the man would not appear in court, adding that no application for bail was sought.
The man was remanded in custody until July 20.
Police are requesting anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the Warrnambool police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The woman, who is believed to know the offender, called triple zero (000) to alert emergency services.
"She went to the Warrnambool Base Hospital for assessment," the police spokeswoman told The Standard.
"The offender was located at Allansford about 7.30pm.
"When police members approached, he backed his vehicle at them and the officers had to take evasive action to avoid being rammed.
"He's then evaded police. When he's been located again, he became bogged while continuing to drive at police members. He's resisted being arrested and police members have deployed a tazer."
The man was taken to the Warrnambool Base Hospital for assessment, later interviewed and charged with 14 offences.
Those offences include reckless conduct endangering life and serious injury, driving in a dangerous manner, assault, evading police, attempting to ram a police vehicle, causing damage to a fence and breaching court orders.
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