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A MAN who was clocked driving at around 200 kmph has been caught by police in Carrum Downs.

In the early hours of 11 September, a Ford Focus XR turbo sped past a dog squad unit positioned on the Eastern Freeway. The car drove off the freeway at Frankston Road before leading police on a pursuit through  Springvale, Noble Park, Glen Waverley, Ringwood, Monash, Mulgrave, and Dandenong.

During the pursuit, the car is alleged to have sped, run through red lights, and crossed onto the wrong side of the road.

Stop sticks were deployed by police officers near the Dandenong Bypass, and the car eventually stopped on Peninsula Link near Lathams Road.

Police searched the car, and allegedly found methylamphetamine.

The driver, and man from Keysborough, was charged with traffick and possess methylamphetamine, two counts of reckless conduct endangering life, recklessly expose police to risk by driving, drug driving, disqualified driving, six counts of commit indictable offence while on bail, and other traffic offences. He was also fined for breaching COVID-19 restrictions.

The man was held to appear at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court 11 September.

First published in the Frankston Times – 14 September 2020

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