A MAN in an allegedly stolen car was caught by highway patrol officers in Carrum Downs last week.
At around 10am, police patrolling on Wedge Road spotted a stolen car using their automatic number plate recognition technology.
Police intercepted the car and arrested the man driving, a 40-year-old Chadstone resident. He was charged with theft of motor vehicle, theft from motor vehicle, false plates, driving while disqualified, drug driving, breach of bail, and breach of community corrections order.
The man was remanded in custody, and will face court at a later date.
Somerville Highway Patrol has five vehicles fitted with automatic number plate recognition technology.