A man has been arrested after allegedly trying to set fire to the tyre of a police car during a three-hour disturbance.
The 47-year-old was detained after the incident in Innerleithen on Monday.
He is said to have driven his Subaru Impreza at police cars on the High Street before driving off at around 3am. Officers followed him to Buccleuch Street where he parked the vehicle and got into his work car.
The man is then said to have driven the second vehicle at police cars.
He is then said to have taken a blowtorch from the car and tried to set other vehicles alight, including a police car.
Officers arrested him at around 6am and searched the two vehicles where they found two knives and some drugs.
A police officer was taken to hospital for treatment to an eye injury but it is not said to be serious.
A police spokesman said: "A 47-year-old man has been detained by police in the Scottish Borders following a disturbance in Innerleithen.
"Officers carried out a search of two vehicles that were stopped in High Street and Buccleuch Street and recovered two knives along with a quantity of drugs.
"A number of vehicles, including police cars were damaged during this incident.
"The male is currently assisting police with their enquiries."
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