Police make arrest after dangerous driving in Essendon

Detectives from the Mooney Valley Criminal Investigation Unit have charged a man after he was allegedly busted driving at dangerous speeds before continuing to try and avoid apprehension despite having three tyres deflated.

Officers witnessed a red Mazda travelling at excessive speeds on Bulla Road, Essendon about 9.30pm last night.

Attempts were made to intercept the vehicle but the driver failed to stop.

Police successfully deployed tyre deflation options on Buckley Street, Avondale Heights.

The vehicle continued for about one kilometre despite three tyres having been deflated.

The male driver eventually stopped the car and attempted to flee on foot, however, the Police Air Wing was monitoring the situation and the man was arrested a short time later.

A warrant was subsequently issued at a property in Dallas where quantities of cash and steroids were seized.

A 25-year-old Dallas man has been charged with a string of offences including theft of motor vehicle, reckless conduct endangering life, failure to stop, drive at speed dangerous and several drug related offences.

He has been remanded to face Broadmeadow Magistrates Court later today.

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