Six youths were arrested following a pursuit on the Mornington Peninsula early this morning.
Police on patrol spotted a Holden Captiva displaying false number plates on the Nepean Highway, Mount Martha about 1.20am
The vehicle was observed driving erratically and police continued to monitor the car until a pursuit was initiated on Peninsula Link.
Police disabled the car using stop sticks and the six occupants, aged between 14 and 16-years-old, were arrested when their vehicle came to a stop on the freeway near Derril Road, Moorooduc.
Two 16-year-old Narre Warren boys, a 15-year-old boy of no fixed address and a 14-year-old Doveton boy were all charged and will appear at a children’s court.
Their charges include theft of motor vehicle, conduct endangering life and driving offences.
A 16-year-old girl from no fixed address and a 14-year old Berwick girl were released and are expected to be charged on summons.
In addition to the charges, the six youths were also found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer and were issued with penalty notices.
The directions by the Chief Health Officer, under the State of Emergency declared in Victoria, have been enacted to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.