Man Charged After Police Pursuit in Wangaratta

Police have arrested and charged a man following a series of evades and pursuits in the Wangaratta area on Wednesday 8 March.

Officers first attempted to intercept a black Mercedes sedan on Sunrise Track about 6.10am.

It’s alleged the Mercedes drove into a paddock to avoid police and then crashed through a fence and onto Warby Range Road before driving off.

Approximately three hours later the same vehicle was later seen speeding along Greta Road.

Police attempted to intercept the car but due to safety concerns the pursuit was terminated.

The car was spotted about 3pm and the Air Wing were called in.

They kept observations on the sedan and stop sticks were eventually successful in stopping the car on Wangaratta-Yarrawonga Road after the vehicle had been driven off-road and through paddocks.

Once the car stopped it’s alleged the driver ran from the vehicle and swam across Boundary Creek before members caught up with him and arrested him.

A 35-year-old Yarrawonga man has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, theft, drive in a manner dangerous whilst pursued by police, unlicensed driving and other offences.

He is expected to face Myrtleford Magistrates’ Court today.

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