Omaha Police say officers on patrol in the area of 13th and Vinton Street saw a stolen car at a gas pump around 7:00 Monday morning.
The officers pulled into the parking lot and the driver accelerated, ramming the police cruiser. Investigators say the driver backed up and struck a tree.
As the officers got out of the cruiser and began to approach the car, the driver rammed the cruiser again.
The driver then fled eastbound on Vinton Street. The car was found a short time later in a motel parking lot on 27th Avenue in Council Bluffs.
A passenger was apprehended at that motel. The investigation is ongoing.