Cat and mouse caught

Somerville Highway Patrol unit members have impounded two cars at Langwarrin overnight, Victoria Police say.

It’s understood police were travelling behind a Suzuki Swift and a Nissan X-Trail as they travelled east along Cranbourne Road about 11.30pm last night.

The cars accelerated away from a set of traffic lights and began playing ‘cat and mouse’ before reaching a speed of 136kmh as they travelled side by side in the 80kmh speed limit zone.

Both vehicles were intercepted and police were surprised to discover one of the drivers had only had her licence four months.

The 23-year-old Cranbourne woman’s Suzuki was impounded for 30 days and she will have to pay $1060 towing and storage costs to get it back.

She is expected to be charged on summons with driving at a dangerous speed, exceeding the speed limit and carrying more than one peer passenger.

The driver of the other car, a 23-year-old Frankston man, is expected to be charged on summons with driving at a dangerous speed and exceeding the speed limit.

His car was also impounded and he will have to pay $1032 towing and storage costs to get it back.

/Public Release.