Police charge two men after Derrimut drag race

Police have charged two men after two vehicles were caught drag racing in Derrimut over the weekend.

Officers from North West Metro Operation Achilles first detected the cars on Boundary Road about 10.30pm on Saturday, 18 June.

It is alleged they were travelling at about 123km/h in the 80 zone, before speeding off through red lights on Palmers Road in Truganina at around 145km/h.

Police intercepted the two vehicles and both drivers were arrested.

A 35-year-old Tullamarine man has been charged with reckless conduct endangering life, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, committing an indictable offence whilst on bail, speed dangerous, manner dangerous, exceeding the speed limit, disobeying red traffic lights and engaging in a drag race.

He was released on bail and will appear at Werribee Magistrates’ Court on 31 October 2022.

A 38-year-old Delahey man has been charged with reckless conduct endangering life, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, committing an indictable offence whilst on bail, unlicenced driving, speed dangerous, drive manner dangerous, exceeding the speed limit, disobeying red traffic lights and engaging in a drag race.

He has been remanded into custody and will appear at Sunshine Magistrates Court on 23 June 2022.

Police have also seized both vehicles and an application for forfeiture of the vehicles will be made at court.

Operation Achilles has been responsible for charging more than 240 of Melbourne’s worst hoon drivers and impounding over 150 hoon vehicles since July last year.

As part of Operation Achilles, police saturate known hoon hotspots, ensuring they can rapidly respond to high risk driving events.

Police will take appropriate action, including making arrests and seize vehicles at the event, however the immediate response is only the beginning of their work to keep dangerous drivers off our roads.

When arrests are not made on the spot, full scale investigations are launched into those involved, including organisers, participants, and spectators.

North West Metro Operation Achilles remains ongoing and anyone with information about illegal hoon activity is urged to report this to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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