Police lay charges after Chirnside Park evade

Knox Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following an extended follow through the eastern suburbs of Melbourne last week.

It is alleged police spotted a 2017 Mercedes Benz Sedan driving erratically on Grandvalley Drive on Friday October 6 around 8.15pm.

Police attempted to intercept the car, but it took off travelling at a fast rate of speed, at times allegedly travelling on the wrong side of the road on Maroondah Highway.

It is believed the sedan drove past a number of vehicles while allegedly driving erratically.

With Air Wing assisting, officers followed the vehicle through Chirnside Park before stop sticks were successfully activated and the vehicle came to a stop.

The driver of the vehicle, a 36-year-old Ringwood East man, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, dangerous driving whilst pursued by police and reckless conduct endangering life.

He has been remanded to appear in Ringwood Magistrates’ Court today, 9 October.

Anyone with dashcam footage from 6th October on the Maroondah Highway in Chirnside Park between 8.30pm-9pm is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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