Police arrest two men after pursuit

The police Air Wing has assisted local police in arresting two men driving a vehicle with alleged false registration plates after they allegedly failed to stop and travelled at high speeds in Melbourne’s southeast this morning.

The men were seen driving a 2007 Holden Caprice with false plates on Princes Highway, Narre Warren around 1am, shortly after it allegedly evaded police in Narre Warren.

The Air Wing followed the Holden through a number of suburbs including Narre Warren, Cranbourne and Tooradin, and major roads including the Monash Freeway and South Gippsland Highway.

At one stage the vehicle was allegedly detected travelling at 150km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The vehicle then came to a stop on Drouin Korumburra Road in Athlone around 2am.

The male driver and male passenger excited the vehicle and were arrested at the scene.

A 21-year-old Pakenham man and a 31-year-old Long Gully man are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information, who witnessed the incident or with dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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