A motorcyclist has been arrested after allegedly evading police at high speeds across Melbourne’s south-eastern and western suburbs overnight.
Officers were initially called to Commercial Road in Dandenong South to reports a large crowd had gathered for an illegal hoon event about 10pm.
A man riding a black and green Kawasaki motorbike with no plates approached a responding police vehicle in the Rowville area and allegedly kicked it several times before performing a ‘mono’ and taking off.
The police Air Wing quickly responded and followed the motorcyclist who returned to the hoon event in Dandenong South.
Officers on the ground attempted to intercept the motorbike on two occasions but it failed to stop and took off at high speeds.
The police helicopter followed the rider who entered the Monash Freeway and reached alleged speeds of 180km/h while travelling through roadwork areas across Melbourne.
The rider exited the Western Freeway and got off his motorbike on Smith Street in Melton and was arrested by members from the Dog Squad and the Critical Incident Response Team.
An 18-year-old Melton man has been charged with 26 offences including Conduct Endangering Life, Reckless conduct endangering serious injury, Dangerous Driving whilst being pursued by police, Commit Indicatable Offence Whilst on Bail, Criminal Damage to a police vehicle, speed/manner dangerous and other traffic offences.
He will face Sunshine Magistrates’ Court this morning.
Anyone 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.au