THREE men are in the Warrnambool police station cells on drug charges, one after being clocked late Saturday night driving at 152km/h on a dangerous road.
Warrnambool police Sergeant Tom Morris said a 21-year-old Wendouree man was arrested on Sunday morning by Portland police and had been remanded in custody to appear at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
He was wanted for the theft and retention of numbers plates at Flemington, South Bank and Ballarat.
"Late saturday night he was detected travelling at 152km/h passed police on the Portland-Nelson Road," Sergeant Morris said.
"He evaded police, has gone into the Nelson township and members have been unable to locate him."
Portland police then received a call about 2am concerning a suspicious man at the Nelson boat ramp, whose car had significant front-end damage.
Officers arrived at 3.15am, identified the man and as he is a known drug user they searched his vehicle.
They found four deal bags of meth amphetamine, drug paraphernalia and stolen number plates.
The man has been remanded in custody by a bail justice and will appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Tuesday for a bail/remand hearing.
The Portland-Nelson Road is considered dangerous to drive at night due to the high number of kangaroos in the area.
A 42-year-old Queenslander is also in the Warrnambool cells for possessing drugs.
He was already on bail after being charged with family violence related assaults and breaching court orders.
Police were called about a suspicious man, who was seen at the intersection of Cleary and Rodgers roads on the eastern outskirts of Warrnambool at 11.50pm on Sunday.
Police officers attended, identified the man, he is a known drug user and a search was conducted.
The man had .24 grams of ice on him and has been charged with committing offences while on bail and drug offences.
A 17-year-old young man has been charged with possessing ice and cannabis.
He was seen at 1.30am Sunday near the intersection of Laverock Road and Raglan Parade.
The youth matched the description of a man who police were looking for in relation to a burglary.
He was searched, resisted police and officers located .24 grams of ice and 2.22 grams of cannabis.
The youth was already on bail in relation to a shop theft and has been remanded in custody on drug charges and for resisting police.
In Portland a drunk speeding driver will be without his car for six months.
Sergeant Andrew Dunlop said the contractor aged in his 50s was intercepted early Monday morning driving at Bolwarra on the Princes Highway.
He was doing 110km/h in 80 km/h zone and blew an alcohol reading of .077.
The man was issued with two infringement notices for almost $900 and his driver's licence was suspended for six months for drink driving.
In Hamilton early Monday, a silver Ford sedan towing a box trailer evaded police heading east on the eastern outskirts of the city.
Sergeant Roger McClure said the Ford driver evaded police at 12.50am Monday on the Glenelg Highway.
"On seeing police members the driver increased speed and went onto the wrong side of the road," he said.
"Anyone with information is requested to contact Constable Rochelle Muir at the Hamilton police station," he said.
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