Further arrest and witness appeal after dangerous driving

Hume Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested another woman after stopping a speeding car in Melbourne’s north on Friday night.

Police had earlier used their vehicles to stop the alleged stolen car after it had failed to stop for police after speeding through the northern suburbs.

The Airwing then spotted the car nearby driving erratically and followed it as it drove on the Western Ring Road, through Fawkner and into Keilor East.

Two youths were seen to dump the vehicle in Keilor East and pick up another allegedly stolen car before driving off.

During the time police were following the vehicles, they were seen to drive at excessive speeds, at times, in excess of 150km/h.

During the incident, a second car, a black Holden Astra, was seen to join in the pursuit, also driving on the wrong side of the road.

The driver of the second vehicle was arrested on Keilor Park Drive.

A 17-year-old Gowanbrae boy has been charged with 11 charges including exposing emergency services workers to risk and safety, dangerous driving whilst being pursued and theft.

He has been remanded to appear at a childrens court at a later date.

An 18-year-old Roxburgh Park woman was charged with 3 charges including theft and handle stolen goods.

A 23-year-old Craigieburn woman was charged with recklessly engaging in a police pursuit and placing a person in danger of death.

They have both been remanded in custody overnight and will be placed before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Sunday 13 September).

Police are aware of a large number of trucks and motor vehicles who were forced to take evasive action to avoid the offending vehicle and police units.

Police are urging anyone with information, who witnessed the incident or with dash-cam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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