HAMILTON Highway Patrol police officers are expecting to speak to a Melbourne man this week after a pursuit reached speeds of 180 kmh on Saturday evening.
Hamilton unit officer-in-charge Sergeant Scott Williams said a Holden commodore was detected heading west along the Glenelg Highway near Wannon about 6.30pm Saturday.
He said the highway patrol officer executed a u-turn after checking the speed of the vehicle at 116 kmh in the 100 kmh zone.
Sergeant Williams said the police officer had lights and sirens operating but the other driver refused to pull over, accelerated and there was a pursuit.
"We allege the Holden commodore reached a speed of 180 kmh and the highway patrol officer terminated the pursuit due to the extreme speed of the offending driver as he approached Coleraine," he said.
"There was a police member on duty in Coleraine but the offending driver must have turned off before reaching the town. We have identified the driver but are yet to speak to the 38-year-old from Melbourne."
Sergeant Williams said it was expected that the driver would be interviewed this week and was likely to be charged with a range of offences including evading police, driving at a dangerous speed, and driving in a dangerous manner.
"It was extremely serious example of poor driving and motorists need to be aware that if they are detected breaking the law police officers will do everything possible to ensure offenders are prosecuted," he said.