Search for motorists following Rowville incident

Police are searching for two motorists following a series of incidents where two cars drove at officers in Rowville last weekend, Victoria Police say.

About 1.20am on Saturday, 15 July detectives in an unmarked police vehicle spotted two cars displaying stolen number plates perform illegal U-turns on Wellington Road.

Police followed the vehicles, a 1990s model white Honda Civic hatch and a 1990s model red Honda Civic sedan, on to the Monash Freeway.

Due to roadworks, traffic was at a standstill and police activated their emergency lights, exited their car and approached the two vehicles.

Both drivers ignored police direction and proceeded to accelerate through traffic, ramming a number of stationary civilian cars in the process.

The white vehicle then reversed and accelerated towards police, who had to take evasive action to avoid being struck by the vehicle.

They then made further demands for the driver to get out of the vehicle.

The red vehicle then accelerated towards the officers and again they were required to take evasive action.

That vehicle then drove off in an unknown direction.

The white vehicle then accelerated towards police, with one officer jumping over a concrete barrier on the freeway to get out of the way.

That vehicle then did a U-turn and began driving west along the freeway, against traffic flow.

Police then pursued the vehicle for a short period of time before terminating the pursuit just before 1.35am.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Police are yet to arrest anyone and investigators have released images of vehicles similar to those involved in the incident.

It’s believed there is extensive damage to the passenger side door and panelling of the white vehicle, including green and blue paint transfers.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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