L-Plater arrested after pursuit across eastern suburbs

Tuesday 15 March 2022 5:29am – 

An L-Plater has been arrested after a pursuit across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs this morning.

The incident began at a service station on East Link in Scoresby about 2.25am on Tuesday, 15 March.

A woman came to the attention of patrolling police after they observed her behave aggressively towards staff.

Officers attempted to speak with her, but she got into a blue Ford sedan and took off.

Police attempted to intercept the vehicle on Canterbury Road in Croydon, but the driver allegedly failed to stop.

With police Air Wing assistance, the Ford was followed through various suburbs including Box Hill, Malvern and Glen Iris.

Officers on the ground deployed stop sticks on Collier Road in Burwood, which came to partial effect, but the driver allegedly continued on.

The vehicle came to a stop on the Monash Freeway, near the Warragul Road on-ramp, and a 26-year-old woman was arrested without incident.

Police then established the woman holds a learner driver’s licence and the Ford was unregistered with stolen registration plates attached.

The woman of no fixed address is currently assisting police with enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au