11 Jan 2010

Accused police car thief remanded on bail

2:50 pm on 11 January 2010

A man charged with stealing a police car and injuring an officer in Christchurch has been remanded on bail to reappear in the District Court on 25 January.

Jamie Sinclair, 22, is accused of stealing the car from a drink-drive checkpoint on Saturday night.

He is also charged with injuring with intent and driving while suspended.

A policewoman was injured when she was dragged along beside the car as she tried to stop it being driven away.

She was treated in hospital for moderate injuries and discharged on Sunday.