Man arrested after freeway frenzy


Hastings police have arrested a man after he allegedly evaded police in McCrae yesterday afternoon.

It’s alleged the man was driving a blue Toyota Landcruiser when he left a service station on Peninsula Link at Moorooduc and drove south about 5.20pm.

Police received numerous calls alleging the Toyota was driving erratically and speeding as it continued towards Rosebud.

Patrolling police units located the Toyota on the Bayview Road off ramp of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at McCrae, before the vehicle allegedly drove back onto the freeway and along the median strip away from police.

The Toyota allegedly drove south in the northbound lanes until police caught up with the driver after locating the crashed Landcruiser at the intersection of Glendale Grove and Wattle Road, McCrae.

The vehicle had run into a cyclone fence.

A 25-year-old Rye man was arrested near the scene.

He is expected to be charged on summons with evade police, drink driving and numerous other traffic offences.

Investigators would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the blue Toyota Landcruiser driving on Peninsula Link or the Mornington Peninsula Freeway yesterday afternoon.

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


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