Police charge two after hooning in Bendigo

Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged two men following an alleged hooning incident in Bendigo this weekend.

A silver Ford Falcon sedan allegedly performed burnouts on McCrae Street about 1.20am on Saturday, 14 May.

A police vehicle activated its lights and sirens and attempted to intercept the Ford which allegedly continued to be driven erratically.

It will be alleged the Ford struck the police vehicle and narrowly missed colliding with several pedestrians before driving away from the scene.

Investigators subsequently executed search warrants at addresses in Bamawm and Nanneella.

A 27-year-old Bamawm man was arrested and has since been charged with nine offences including reckless conduct endangering life, causing damage to an emergency service vehicle by reckless driving, aggravated potential exposure to police, fail to stop on police request and drive in manner dangerous.

He has been remanded to face Bendigo Magistrates Court on Monday, 16 May.

A 22-year-old Nanneella man was arrested and charged with reckless conduct endangering life.

He has been bailed to face Bendigo Magistrates Court on 11 August.

Investigators are still seeking to locate a third man, believed to be involved in the incident.

Investigations remain ongoing, anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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