An alleged 22-year-old hoon driver has been charged with a string of offences, including making a false report to police after reporting his registration plates as stolen to avoid detection.
It’s alleged that Fawkner Highway Patrol observed a white Holden utility and a blue Holden sedan racing each other along Pascoe Vale Road in Meadow Heights just before 1am on Sunday, July 23.
It’s alleged the vehicles were travelling at speeds of up to 180km p/h.
Police attempted to intercept the white utility before it allegedly sped off and performed a U-turn against a red traffic arrow, travelling at high speeds in the opposite direction on Pascoe Vale Road.
Police obtained the registration plates and immediately commenced an investigation to identify and apprehend those involved.
It’s alleged that shortly after this incident, on Sunday, July 23 at about 10.30am, the registration plates of the white utility were reported to the Police Assistance Line as stolen.
North West Metro Region Achilles Taskforce police executed a search warrant at a Dallas address in early August, seizing a white Holden utility and samurai sword.
No arrests were made on the day. Last week a 22-year-old Dallas man attended Broadmeadows Police Station to be interviewed, to ‘assist police with enquiries.’
The 22-year-old man was charged with dangerous driving, reckless conduct endangering life and serious injury and making a false report.
He was bailed to appear at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on February 26.
The investigation remains ongoing.