Third person charged after hooning in Bendigo

Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a third man following an alleged hooning incident in Bendigo this weekend.

A silver Ford Falcon sedan allegedly performed burnouts on McCrae Street about 1.20am on Saturday, 14 May.

A police vehicle activated its lights and sirens and attempted to intercept the Ford which allegedly continued to be driven erratically.

It will be alleged the Ford struck the police vehicle and narrowly missed colliding with several pedestrians before driving away from the scene.

Investigators subsequently executed search warrants at addresses in Bamawm and Nanneella.

The third alleged offender, a 19-year-old Moama man, was charged with reckless conduct endangering life and bailed to appear at the Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on 11 August.

A 27-year-old Bamawm man had earlier been arrested and was charged with nine offences including reckless conduct endangering life, causing damage to an emergency service vehicle by reckless driving, aggravated potential exposure to police, fail to stop on police request and drive in manner dangerous.

He has been remanded to face Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 16 May.

A 22-year-old Nanneella man had also been arrested earlier and charged with reckless conduct endangering life and was been bailed to face Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on 11 August.

Investigations remain ongoing, anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at Link

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