Safety concerns end road chases


POLICE pursuits in Mornington and Mt Eliza last week were aborted over concerns for public safety. In one instance, police chased an unidentified car with stolen number plates driving west along Nepean Highway near Wilsons Rd, 6.25pm, Thursday 14 September.

Acting Sergeant Daniel Patten, of Mornington police, said police tried to pull the car over but it sped away and they called off the pursuit after less than a minute. The driver managed to elude police.

In Mt Eliza at 4.55pm the same day, a twin cab ute was recorded at 108kph in an 80kph zone on Nepean Highway. The black Mazda was chased onto Old Mornington Rd where it reached speeds of 125kph before escaping.

Somerville Highway Patrol members believe they have identified the owner.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 19 September 2017


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