Police arrest two after Epping pursuit

A man and a woman have been arrested following a pursuit in Epping on Friday night.

Local units were assisted by the Dog Squad and Air Wing who tracked a stolen Holden Colorado ute for over half an hour.

Police deployed a tyre deflation device, but the driver reportedly continued on a rim.

The driver allegedly pulled into a service station on High Street around 11.20pm and the female passenger ran from the car.

It is alleged she attempted to carjack a nearby driver who was sitting in their vehicle, before police intervened and arrested her.

The male driver reversed into a police car before two other police cars moved in to prevent the vehicle from absconding.

The male was arrested after OC spray was deployed.

Three police cars were damaged in the incident, and one police member suffered a minor injury during the arrest.

A 32-year-old Melton man has been charged with dangerous driving whilst pursued by police, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, aggravated reckless exposure of emergency worker to risk by driving, theft of motor vehicle, theft, drive manner dangerous, drive speed dangerous and drive whilst disqualified.

He was remanded to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today, 5 September.

A 24-year-old Melton woman has been charged with attempted carjacking, theft of motor vehicle, theft and possess prohibited weapon.

She was bailed to appear at Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on 15 January 2021.

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