A SPEEDING driver hit 180 kilometres an hour along Caramut Road in Warrnambool yesterday before chasing police ended the pursuit.
Nanjing Night Net

Warrnambool policeman Sergeant Chris Moloney said officers were in a divisional van travelling west along the Princes Highway at 4.49am when a red Holden Commodore sedan was detected travelling east at 131km/h. The police van caught up to the Commodore near Caramut Road, but its driver refused to stop and accelerated away, reaching a detected speed of 181km/h.

“Police lost sight of the vehicle and the pursuit was terminated due to excessive speed,” Sergeant Moloney said.

“There are regularly reports of stock and animals such as wallabies on the roads at present and it does not take much for something to go seriously wrong if someone is travelling at that sort of speed.”

Anyone with information about the sedan is asked to contact Warrnambool police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile, a purple Holden Commodore SS sedan believed to have been involved in up to nine high-speed chases across the south-west in the past three months had been surrendered to police at Warrnambool.

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