Reckless driver on the run

Cardinia Highway Patrol is appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage of a vehicle travelling in the Pakenham area on Sunday 31 March.

Police allege that at about 2:52pm a red Holden Commodore ute with registration ‘1LN8EL’ left the BP service station on Princes Highway, Pakenham (next to the police station) travelling west.

A nearby Highway Patrol unit conducted a check on the vehicle’s registration which came back as suspended.

The police unit then attempted to intercept the ute.

The vehicle accelerated, causing the rear tyres to lose traction with the wet road surface, and continued travelling west struggling with traction causing it to go sideways on several occasions.

The ute then entered the right hand turn lane for Worthington Boulevard and made an incorrect left hand turn and travelled west in the east bound lanes – on the wrong side of the divided road.

A large group of other motorists entered the Princes Highway from Cardinia Road and had to take evasive action as the ute continued to drive on the wrong side of the highway.

The vehicle then entered the intersection at Cardinia Road, before returning to the correct side of the road.

The red Holden Commodore ute is believed to have damage to right rear tail light and was also missing glass from the driver side external mirror.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicle or has dash cam footage of the vehicle to please contact senior constable Paul Staley on 5945 2500 or alternatively contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or and quote incident number 190117068


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