The man charged after allegedly ramming a police vehicle has today appeared in Rotorua District Court.
Philip Hepehi's duty lawyer asked for the case to be transferred to the Taupō District Court after a plea was entered and for counsel to be assigned.
The 40-year-old Māngere man first appeared in the Rotorua District Court on Friday facing five charges: possession of cannabis, reckless driving, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, theft and two charges of assault using a motor vehicle.
He was charged after a police vehicle was allegedly rammed head-on in Taupo by a SUV on May 16.
Hepehi was remanded in custody without plea until May 29.