Taxi driver rams police horse AAP June 07, 2009 02:37pm A MOUNTED policeman and his horse narrowly escaped injury in Perth after a taxi driver drove into the animal. Police spokeswoman Ros Weatherall said a 26-year-old taxi driver was asked to leave the Perth police station about 3.40am (WST) on Sunday, after becoming argumentative. "At around 4.10am (WST), the man drove his taxi back into Northbridge and drove up behind three mounted police horses patrolling Lake Street," Ms Weatherall said. "The man then sounded his horn several times and was spoken to by the officers about his behaviour. "Ignoring the officers, the man then drove into one of the horses, nudging it for around five metres, before taking off at speed ..." Neither the police horse or rider were injured during the incident. The man then veered onto the wrong side of the road and sped away, narrowly missing a police officer, who had instructed him to stop, Ms Weatherall said. He then tried to ram the police station. "A short time later, he then drove his car onto the footpath in front of Perth police station at speed and was forced to brake heavily to avoid hitting the bollards," Ms Weatherall said. "He attempted to reverse back but was prevented by police who had blocked his path. "After a violent struggle, the man was forcibly removed from his car and arrested." The man was charged with failing to stop after a traffic accident, reckless driving, failing to stop when called upon, wilful reckless driving and obstructing police. He is expected to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday.