A CAR which was dumped near the Eaglehawk North Primary School had earlier been used to ram a police car twice in Maryborough, police have confirmed.
Police attended an address in Alma Street, Maryborough, about 2pm after receiving reports of a Ford Falcon with stolen number plates parked in the area.
Leading Senior Constable Adam West said officers stopped in the driveway to an apartment block before a male passenger fled from the car. The male driver and female passenger remained.
“The car then reversed into the police vehicle before the driver drove forward and reversed into the police car again while trying to get past,” he said.
No police officers were injured in the incident.
The driver then fled along Alma Street and headed towards Dunolly at high speed, before using the Bridgewater-Maldon Road and Wimmera Highway to make his way towards Bendigo.
The car was dumped in bushland near Sailors Gully Road, just out of the boundaries of Eaglehawk North Primary School. A crime scene was established and detectives thoroughly examined the car.
The two occupants then fled through bushland before the man was arrested near Tracey Court.
The woman was also arrested a short time later, just as the canine unit arrived in Bendigo.