Stolen car


A STOLEN car that sped from a booze bus in Western Port Highway, Somerville, two weeks before Christmas was found burnt out in Crib Point on the weekend.

The red 1996 BMW sedan was taken from outside a house in Fulton Rd, Mt Eliza, on 10 December.

The car was seen at a police roadside breath testing point in Somerville eight days later but, after initially pulling over when motioned by police to stop, the driver sped up and drove off erratically.

Detective Senior Sergeant Alan Paxton from Mornington Peninsula CIU said the driver grabbed the hand of the police officer before speeding off, causing a minor injury to the officer.

The car was bearing stolen South Australian number plates, and the driver was described as caucasian, aged in his mid-30s, chubby with brown or ginger hair.

The vehicle was found burnt out on Sunday, 8 January, in Wooley’s Rd, Crib Point, with no number plates.

First published in the Western Port News – 10 January 2017


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