Driver clocked at 140km/h through town

A motorist lead police on a high speed chase through west Warrnambool on Saturday afternoon.

A motorist lead police on a high speed chase through west Warrnambool on Saturday afternoon.

A MOTORIST fleeing police hit speeds of more than 140 kilometres an hour during a high-speed pursuit on Saturday afternoon. 

Police became involved in the chase on Raglan Parade in central Warrnambool about 3.30pm on Saturday. 

It was terminated due to dangerous speeds about 10 minutes later at Mailors Flat. 

The fugitive’s station wagon initially headed west along Raglan Parade before the driver turned around and drove east.

Police continued the pursuit as the driver travelled at high speed through residential streets in west Warrnambool, including Woodend Road, Daltons Road and Laverock Road, before turning on to Caramut Road and racing out of the city. 

After police terminated the chase in the Mailors Flat township the driver continued north on Caramut Road at high speed. 

Sergeant Cameron Ross, of Warrnambool police, said the white 1990s model Holden station wagon had South Australian registration plates which were believed to be stolen.

“We did a check on the plates but they came up to a different car so we believe they are stolen,” he said. 

“Police are making inquiries about the driver of the vehicle but any assistance from the public would be appreciated.” 

He urged anyone with information about the chase to contact Crime Stoppers or Warrnambool police. 

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