A 23-year-old Keysborough man will appear in Frankston Magistrates Court this morning on driving and drug-related charges after he allegedly drove past a dog squad unit at 200km/h on the Eastern Freeway last night.
The man was arrested on Peninsula Link at Lathams Rd after the police airwing followed a Ford Focus XR turbo that left the freeway at Frankston Rd and travelled through Springvale, Noble Park, Glen Waverley, Ringwood, Monash, Mulgrave and back into Dandenong, allegedly speeding through several red lights and crossing on to the wrong side of the road.
Officers successfully deployed stop sticks on Eastlink near the Dandenong Bypass, after which the car continued for about 10-15km before coming to a stop with its tyres blown on Peninsula Link. Police said a search of the car, which was bearing false plates, uncovered a quantity of methylamphetamine and cash.
They said the man was a disqualified driver and has been charged with trafficking and possessing methylamphetamine, two counts of reckless conduct endangering life, recklessly exposing police to risk by driving, drug driving, disqualified driving, six counts of committing an indictable offence while on bail, and other traffic offences.
He was also issued with a $1652 penalty notice for being in breach of the directions issued by the chief health officer.