Police arrest man for evading police across Melbournes’ North West

Critical Incident Response Team officers have assisted with the arrest of a man who failed to stop when directed by police on numerous occasions across Melbourne’s North West last night.

Police initially responded to a call from a concerned community member reporting the driver of a black Audi allegedly driving erratically along Newland Street, Altona Meadows just before 7.30pm on 13 December.

Werribee Police went to intercept the driver who took-off at speed west along Newland Street.

The vehicle was followed by the Air Wing and detected travelling at speeds allegedly in excess of 200 km/h, before CIRT officers arrested the man in his vehicle on the Hume Highway in Tallarook about 10pm.

Werribee police have charged the driver, a 22-year-old Roxburgh Park man, with multiple charges including conduct endangering life, exposure of emergency worker to risk by driving, speed/manner dangerous, dangerous driving whilst being pursued and other traffic and criminal offences, including theft.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear Werribee Magistrates’ court later today.

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