Chilly charges


TWO PEOPLE who allegedly tried to evade police by jumping into Kananook Creek have ended up in hospital to be treated for hypothermia.

Four people were inside a car spotted driving erratically on 8 August. Police said the car had been spotted driving at speeds of up to 120 kmph on the wrong side of the road at Main Street, Mornington, in the early hours of the morning.

The car made its way to Frankston where police attempted to deploy stop sticks at Seaford Road. Police said the car veered towards them, hit a gutter, and crashed through a fence.

Two people in the car allegedly tried to flee by jumping into Kananook Creek. Two others fled from the car and are still outstanding.

Two people were arrested, and a 21-year-old was hit with 15 charges including reckless exposure of police officer to risk by driving, and other driving related matters.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

First published in the Frankston Times – 19 August 2019

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