Teenager arrested after chase through Melbourne’s West

Will Boddington /

A Point Cook teenager has been arrested after allegedly evading police while driving at high speed across Melbourne’s west.

Police tried to pull over the 19-year-old who was seen speeding and driving erratically in Seabrook at around 6.20pm last night.

Police say the mans Ford Falcon reached 100km/h in a 60km/h zone.

Officers attempted to intercept the car, but the driver allegedly failed to stop and continued on at speed.

The driver was followed until he reached Laverton where police called off the pursuit due to safety concerns.

The Ford continued on before side-swiping a civilian’s vehicle on Palmers Road.

The driver and passenger of the Ford then exited the car and boarded a train at Williams Landing Railway Station.

Police quickly responded and arrested a 19-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both from Point Cook, at Aircraft Railway Station.

The 19-year-old driver was interviewed and charged with 16 offenses including reckless conduct endanger serious injury, dangerous driving while being pursued by police, possess ecstasy and fail to stop on police request.

He was recommended to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

The 25-year-old passenger was released without charge.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.


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