Car found in flames after chase

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Car troubles: A car found burnt out at Jubilee Park after a police pursuit. Picture: Gary Sissons

A CAR has been found burnt out after a “dangerous” police pursuit on 8 May.

Police observed a white Ford Ranger driving on the center of the median strip and veering onto the wrong side of the road, causing the other drivers on the road to swerve to avoid collision. A Give Way sign was also observed to be lodged under the car.

Police followed the car into Lee Street and attempted to intercept the driver. Police said the driver continued to drive down the wrong side of the road and was displaying “dangerous behaviour” and the chase was called off.

At around 10.30pm, the car was found on fire and abandoned by Jubilee Park in Frankston. CFA were called and extinguished the blaze.

Witnesses said they saw a man exit the vehicle and set the car alight, before getting into a blue ute and fleeing the scene. Two other witnesses saw the blue ute at a McDonalds earlier in the night.

Any other witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

First published in the Frankston Times – 20 May 2019

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