Police found a loaded firearm and alleged quantity of drugs in a stolen car this morning, following a single-vehicle crash in Point Cook.
Detectives were patrolling the area when they noticed the car driving erratically and at speed just after midnight.
Police checked the car’s registrations plates, which were different to those registered to the vehicle, and identified the car as allegedly stolen during an aggravated burglary in Albion during July.
Following this, police witnessed the vehicle travel through a red light at Duncans Road and continue onto the Princes Freeway towards the city.
When police caught up to the Hyundai i30, it had crashed into the freeway wire rope barrier.
Officers rendered assistance to the man and woman inside the car and assisted them from the vehicle.
A search of the car uncovered a loaded handgun and an alleged traffickable quantity of methylamphetamine.
The male driver, a 29-year-old from Sunshine West, has been taken to hospital under police guard.
His 29-year-old female passenger, from Altona Meadows, also required medical assistance and was taken to hospital for treatment.
It is expected the man will be interviewed at a later date in relation to theft of a motor vehicle, drug trafficking and firearm offences.
Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.