Man taken to hospital after dramatic arrest in Lavington | Photos

UPDATE: A 29-year-old man was in custody after allegedly hitting a police vehicle and resisting arrest outside a Lavington home.

The arrest, facilitated by Wodonga and Albury police, comes after a cross-border operation. 

About 10am officers from Albury Target Action Group and Wodonga detectives arrived at a Kemp Street Lavington home, in relation to a man wanted on outstanding warrants.

Two men ran from the house to a Ford sedan parked in the driveway and attempted to drive off.

As the 29-year-old attempted to leave, the Ford struck a stationary unmarked police car.

The driver refused to leave the vehicle and police moved in, using pepper spray as he resisted arrest.

Police used a hose from the property to wash the man down after he was sprayed. His passenger, a 22-year-old man, was arrested without incident.

A witness told The Border Mail a group of about 10 officers were gathered at the scene, some coming in and out of the house.

“(I was stopped) at the lights coming up Kemp street and I realised they were undercover cars and had boxed the house in,” she said.

Police searched the vehicle and found ice, cash and alleged stolen property.

The driver was arrested and taken to Albury Hospital under police guard for injuries sustained during his arrest.

The passenger was taken to Albury Police Station and later released without charge.

The police vehicle was undamaged. Inquiries were continuing and charges are expected.

EARLIER: A man is in hospital under police guard after a dramatic arrest in Lavington on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old was arrested after a combined operation between Albury and Wodonga police.

Officers attended a home in Kemp St in relation to outstanding warrants and two men ran from the house to a car and attempted to drive off.

A search of the vehicle found ice, cash and alleged stolen property.

A 22-year-old man was also arrested but later released without charge.

Inquiries are continuing and charges are expected.