High-speed police chase through quiet Melbourne suburbs ends with Tarneit arrest

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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The wild chase weaved through multiple suburban areas including Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Werribee, and Tarneit.
The wild chase weaved through multiple suburban areas including Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Werribee, and Tarneit. Credit: Google Maps

A high-speed police chase tore through serene suburban streets late on Tuesday, leading to the arrest of a 40-year-old man.

The incident unfolded when Victoria Police spotted a Toyota Hiace van allegedly speeding east on Sayers Road in Tarneit around 11.30pm.

Upon attempting to intercept the vehicle, the driver accelerated, initiating a dangerous pursuit that saw the van reaching speeds of up to 130 km/h.

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Monitored closely by the air wing, the chase weaved through multiple suburban areas including Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Werribee, and Tarneit.

The high-speed pursuit lasted almost an hour, before police deployed stop sticks at the intersection of Hacketts and Snydes roads, stopping the vehicle.

The suspect abandoned the van shortly after in a railway station car park in Tarneit and attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by police.

The man, identified as a resident of Hoppers Crossing, has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, and other related offences.

He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Werribee Magistrates’ Court on June 5th.

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