A teenager has been arrested after driving into a police officer in Morrinsville.

The police officer was helping the Armed Offenders Squad on a search in the Waikato town on Wednesday night when he was hit by a teenage driver doing a burnout.

Senior Sergeant Simon Cherry of Waikato Police said the constable told the driver to stop, but he instead drove at the officer at about 20km/h.

"The constable managed to evade the car by jumping on the bonnet and rolling off."


He suffered only minor grazes and bruises.

"He didn't require hospital care and was fit to remain on duty," Cherry said.

A 17-year-old was arrested and breath tested. He was found to be over the legal alcohol limit and charged with driving with excess breath alcohol.

Cherry said the driver had no link to the search warrant.