Woman allegedly high on ice charged after dramatic police pursuit
A woman believed to be high on the drug ice has been arrested and charged following a dramatic pursuit in Melbourne’s west.
The allegedly stolen blue Nissan Navara was first spotted on Derrimut Road shortly before 11, when it’s believed one of the teenagers was driving and police attempted to intercept it on Virgilia Road, Hoppers Crossing.
3AW callers described the dramatic police chase, telling Tony Jones the 4WD was driving on all four rims and ‘dozens’ of police cars in pursuit.
Brendan said he was parked at the intersection of Fitzgerald Rd and Kororoit Creek Rd when he saw the offending vehicle attempt to make a getaway.
“The police had the car boxed in at that intersection and the vehicle proceeded to back up over the top of and smash the front of the blue highway patrol car,” Brendan said.
“But the unmarked cars had already thrown some spikes out.
“About half a dozen cop cars then chased him out onto the freeway.”
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A 36-year-old woman and her 15-year-old son have been charged with offences including theft of motor vehicle, commit indictable offence while on bail, aggravated intentional exposure of an emergency worker to risk by driving, evade police and conduct endangering life.
The woman has been remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.
The teenager was additionally charged with ramming a police vehicle and has been remanded to appear at a children’s court.
His 14-year-old friend was released without charge.
Mark, at Boundary Road near Foundation Road, said he saw the offenders being apprehended.
“I saw the police pulled one girl, she was dragged out by her arms, they were tied up,” Mark said.
“They pulled them out one by one.
“They were very against being arrested, let me put it that way, they were putting up a fight, very aggressive.”
Paul first alerted Tony Jones from Boundary Road in West Sunshine, between the Ring Road and Fitzgerald Road.
“I’ve just witnessed an older style 4WD Holden running on all four rims with kids in the car,” he said.