A WHITE Holden Commodore was spotted by police in Heatherhill Rd, Frankston, allegedly driving at speeds of up to 80kph – in reverse.
Police in the unmarked car attempted to stop the wayward vehicle in Shaxton Circle using ‘stop-sticks’, 7.32pm, Sunday 8 October, but the driver managed to evade them by “swerving all over” Franciscan Avenue and disappearing from view.
Drivers were forced to take evasive action when the car reappeared allegedly driving even more erratically, and Channel 9 news was told a pedestrian quickly picked up his dog as it mounted the footpath. Bystanders said the car was at times airborne.
Earlier, Moorabbin police had tried to pull the car over for having false number plates. Police Shaxton Circle called off the chase when they judged pedestrians to be in danger. A 23-year-old Frankston man was later arrested and charged with 19 serious driving offences including dangerous driving, unlicensed driving, reckless conduct endangering persons, driving in a manner dangerous, driving in a manner likely to cause serious injury, failing to stop and evading police.
He has been bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 21 December, with bail conditions including a curfew and a ban on driving.