Alleged erratic driver arrested

(Rebecca Hosking) 194314_11

By Luke Voogt

An Ocean Grove driver allegedly ran red lights on the Bellarine Highway and drove twice on the wrong side of the road before police arrested him on Wednesday.

Police received reports about 6.45am that a 2019 red Toyota Camry sedan, registration 1QO 9WC, was driving through red lights on the Bellarine Highway.

The driver continued towards Moolap Station Road and allegedly swerved onto the wrong side of the road before continuing at speed.

Police alleged the man drove through Leopold before stopping his vehicle at the intersection of Wallington Road and Bellarine Highway in Wallington.

The man exited his car before getting back inside and taking off.

Officers attempted to intercept the car on Wallington Road in Ocean Grove, but the driver allegedly swerved onto the wrong side of the road and sped off, narrowly missing oncoming traffic.

Police did not follow the car due to safety concerns. Shortly after, officers attended an Ocean Grove address and arrested a 29-year-old man.

They charged the man with reckless conduct endangering a person, careless driving, failing to stop on police direction, dangerous driving, assault with a weapon, assaulting police, resisting arrest and possessing proceeds of crime.

He was remanded overnight to appear before Geelong Magistrates’ Court today.

Investigators appealed for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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