The incident, which led to the 2 officers receiving hospital therapy, occurred on Sunday within the Lismore Highway space of Downpatrick, Co Down.
Inspector Frances McCullough mentioned: “Shortly after 9.30pm officers stopped an Audi A3 to go looking the car following suspected drug use within the Ardglass Highway space.
“The driving force then made off from police and a pursuit was ensued earlier than being stopped within the Lismore Highway space.
“The Audi then reversed in direction of the police car and made influence at low velocity.
“The male driver obtained out of the car and made off on foot, earlier than being arrested a short while later.
“The male, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of quite a lot of offences together with driving when unfit via drink or medication, assault on police and failing to cease for police.
“He stays in police custody right now.
“One officer attended hospital for therapy to his accidents, which included concussion.
“A second officer attended hospital for therapy to her minor accidents.”
Inspector McCullough continued: “Assaults on our officers are unacceptable, and should not be tolerated as merely being a part of the job.
“On account of this incident, the variety of police on the bottom within the district was diminished and it is very important notice the influence this will have on our capability concerning service supply.
“Nonetheless, this doesn’t forestall or deter our officers persevering with to work every single day to maintain individuals protected.
“Our inquiries into this incident stay ongoing, and I’d attraction to anybody with info to contact police on 101, and quote reference quantity 1887 of 17/07/22.”