The driver of a stolen Maserati is on the run after ramming a police car in Sydney's south-west before one of its passengers injured an officer with a screwdriver, police allege.
The luxury car was detected by officers from the Campbelltown area while driving in Macquarie Fields about 10.10am on Thursday.
It had been reported as stolen from West Pennant Hills, in the city's Hills District, on Tuesday.
Police followed the car to Oakley Road at Long Point, one suburb south of Macquarie Fields, and signalled for the driver to pull over. A pursuit began after the driver failed to stop, police allege, but they stopped the chase due to safety concerns.
The Maserati continued south for about 10 kilometres. When it reached a dead end at Wedderburn Road, south of Campbelltown, police allege it rammed another police car before the three people in the car fled on foot.
A 25-year-old male passenger fled into nearby bushland where police allege he stabbed a senior constable in the hand with a screwdriver.
He was arrested and taken to Campbelltown police station. He was charged with being carried in a conveyance taken without the consent of its owner, wounding a person with intent to resist/prevent arrest, assaulting a police officer in the execution of duty and drug possession.
He was refused bail and is due to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on Friday.
Police have been searching the area with the assistance of the dog unit and PolAir but the driver and the other passenger are yet to be found.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Campbelltown police station or Crime Stoppers.