Police arrest man after collision involving police vehicle in Clifton Hill

A man has been arrested following a collision involving a police vehicle in Clifton Hill yesterday morning.

Police were responding to an earlier crash on the Eastern Freeway when a silver Mercedes sedan allegedly drove through the crash scene around 5.10am, colliding into a police vehicle and causing the attending police officers to take evasive action.

The driver of the Mercedes sedan allegedly did not stop and continued inbound along the Freeway.

This morning, Yarra Crime investigation Unit detectives arrested a 37-year-old Coburg man at a hotel in Kew.

A 31-year-old Airport West woman was also arrested at the location, for unrelated matters.

Both are assisting police with their enquiries.

A Mercedes sedan was also located at the hotel.

Police continue to investigate the earlier crash involving a Holden Commodore sedan.

Officers were called to the Eastern Freeway after the driver of a suspected stolen silver Holden Commodore crashed into barriers east of Hoddle Street just before 5am yesterday.

The male driver, believed to be the sole occupant of the vehicle, fled on foot before police arrived at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding the crash or dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link.

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