Five charged after evading police in Melton


Police have charged five men after they allegedly evaded police through Melton on Wednesday.

It is alleged a black Volkswagen sedan, bearing false plates, was spotted by police on High Street about 2.30pm on April 10.

Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle before it allegedly sped off.

With assistance from the Air Wing, the car was followed through Caroline Springs and Taylors Hill.

Stops sticks were successfully deployed on Main Road East, St Albans, where the car came to a stop and the five occupants were arrested.

It is alleged two machetes were seized, as well as a large amount of counterfeit cash.

The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old Shepperton man has been charged with dangerous negligent driving whilst being pursued by police and conduct endanger life, as well as drugs, weapons and traffic offences.

A 19-year-old Richmond man was charged with conduct endanger life, possess drug of dependence and weapons offences.

Two 18-year-old men from Melton and a 21-year-old Melton man were all charged with conduct endanger life.