23 Nov 2016

Driver mows down policeman at McDonald's

12:02 am on 23 November 2016

A police officer was injured after he was knocked over by a stolen car at a McDonald's drive-thru.

The sergeant received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

He was called to reports of a stolen car at the drive-thru on Great South Road, in Papakura about 6.25pm yesterday.

After speaking to the male driver, the sergeant was run over when the car accelerated before going through a red light.

The driver of the matte-black Nissan Terrano spoke to the sergeant, before the car accelerated, hit the sergeant, then went through a red light.

Police were concerned about the safety of their staff, as well as a woman and child who were passengers in the car.

The car registration was BMM872. Police asked anyone who saw the car to phone 111.