Driver peppered, arrested


A MAN who allegedly drove at a police officer in Mornington was later pepper sprayed and arrested in dramatic fashion at Mount Martha.

Police said they saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road and through the roundabout at the intersection of Main and Barkly streets, Monday night, 1 June.

They pulled the driver over but when they approached his car he “took off again with one officer only just avoiding being struck”.

The 50-year-old was intercepted by another police unit at Mount Martha but he allegedly refused to turn off his car’s engine. Police said they used pepper spray when arresting the man who was taken to hospital for assessment.

Police were waiting to interview the man late last week.

Anyone who saw either incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 9 June 2020


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