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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Speeding driver reaches 200km/h

A man caught driving at 200k/h through the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne this morning has been found with drugs and cash in his car.

The man first came to police attention after passed a police dog squad unit on the Eastern Freeway travelling at twice the speed limit at around midnight.

The driver, who was travelling in a Ford Focus XR turbo, exited the freeway at Frankston Road before he was then followed by the police airwing through a number of suburbs including Springvale, Noble Park, Glen Waverley, Ringwood, Monash, Mulgrave and back into Dandenong.

During this time the car allegedly speed through a number of red lights and crossed onto the wrong side of the road, police say.

Officers then successfully deployed stop sticks on Eastlink near the Dandenong Bypass, before the disabled car continued on for about 10 to 15 km.

The vehicle eventually slowed with its tyres blown and came to a stop on Peninsula Link under Lathams Road where the 23-year-old male driver was arrested.

A search of the car, which was also bearing false registration plates, uncovered a quantity of methylamphetamine and cash.

The Keysborough man, who was a disqualified driver, has been charged with traffick and possess methylamphetamine, two counts of reckless conduct endangering life, recklessly expose police to risk by driving, drug driving, disqualified driving, six counts of commit indictable offence while on bail and other traffic offences.

He has been held over to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Whilst committing the offences, the offender was also found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer and was issued a $1652 penalty notice.

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