Man arrested after evading police in Melbourne’s west

Melton Highway Patrol officers, Melton Criminal Investigation Unit Detectives and Caroline Springs Offender Management Team arrested a man after a vehicle was allegedly driving erratically and evading police in Melbourne’s West this morning.

Police sighted the Blue Holden Commodore wagon leaving a convenience store on Coburns Road towards High Street in Melton about 3.50am.

The Holden was allegedly observed travelling at more than 150km/hr in 60km zone.

The Holden then entered the Western freeway where it was allegedly observed travelling at more than 180km/hr in100km zone.

It then drove onto the opposite side the freeway travelling along the wrong side of the road.

The car continued to be driven erratically and at speed causing significant risk to the public.

The vehicle was located in Wentworth Road about 4.15am where the driver was swiftly arrested and taken into custody.

A 27-year-old Melton South man is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

There were no injuries to police, the offender or civilians.

The Holden is not believed to stolen.

Investigations remain ongoing, anyone who witnessed the vehicle, has dashcam footage, CCTV or any other information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

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