High-speed pursuit ends in Highton

Police arrested a 19-year-old man in Highton on Sunday following two high-speed pursuits as officers tracked an allegedly stolen car from Colac to Geelong.

Highway Patrol officers first sighted the allegedly stolen Grey Holden Berlina sedan travelling east on Princes Hwy near Colac about 11am.

They attempted to intercept the car, which speed off.

Police received a number of reports of erratic driving as the car continued east towards Geelong.

They spotted the car in Winchelsea and again in Waurn Ponds, where they initiated a pursuit before terminating it after a small distance.

Police monitored the car until the driver dumped it in Taylor Court, Highton, about 11.50am, roughly 70km from where officers first spotted him driving erratically.

They arrested a 19-year-old Belmont man with assistance from the dog squad after he fled on foot and attempted to hide at a nearby address.

The man remained in custody on Sunday and was assisting police with their inquiries, a spokesperson said.

Police urged anyone who witnessed the car driving erratically or has dash cam vision of it, to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

 

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