A man who was arrested after speeding through the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne early this morning has been found with drugs and cash in his car.
The man first came to police attention after he passed a dog squad unit on the Eastern Freeway travelling south about 200km/h around midnight.
The driver who was travelling in a Ford Focus XR turbo got off the freeway at Frankston Road before he was followed by the police airwing through a number of suburbs including; Springvale, Noble Park, Glen Waverley, Ringwood, Monash, Mulgrave and back into Dandenong.
During this time the car allegedly speed through a number of red lights and crossed onto the wrong side of the road.
Officers successfully deployed stop sticks on Eastlink near the Dandenong Bypass, before the car continued on for about 10 to 15 km.
The vehicle eventually slowed with its tyres blown and came to a stop on Peninsula Link under Lathams Road where the 23-year-old man was arrested.
A search of the car, which was bearing false plates, uncovered a quantity of methylamphetamine and cash.
The Keysborough man, who was a disqualified driver, has been charged with traffick and possess methylamphetamine, two counts of reckless conduct endangering life, recklessly expose police to risk by driving, drug driving, disqualified driving, six counts of commit indictable offence while on bail and other traffic offences.
He has been held over to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court this morning.
Whilst committing the offences, the offender was also found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer and was issued a $1652 penalty notice.
The directions by the Chief Health Officer, under the State of Disaster declared in Victoria, have been enacted to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.