Police air-wing catches trio in Werribee South

By Alesha Capone

The Victoria Police Air Wing helped to catch three car occupants who allegedly fled the scene and hid under some trees, after an accident in Werribee South today.

Around 3am, police on patrol in the area observed a fast moving vehicle. By the time police did a u-turn, the vehicle was in the distance and out of sight, but a description of the car was broadcast and other police units from Wyndham, Altona North and detectives attended the scene.

The vehicle was spotted again and allegedly fled from police, and after driving at a “reckless speed” along Beach Road, the driver lost control and ploughed off the road into some bushes.

The vehicle’s occupants allegedly fled the scene.

Photo: Facebook/Wyndham Eyewatch

The Victoria Police Air Wing was called in, and soon identified three people hiding nearby under some trees.

A 22-year-old Werribee South man, a 25-year-old Werribee South man and a 24-year-old Hoppers Crossing were was arrested.

The 22-year-old man was identified as the alleged driver and charged with reckless conduct, manner dangerous, exceeding the speed limit, leaving the scene of collision and driving an unregistered vehicle.

The 25-year-old man was released with charge and the woman was interviewed about outstanding matters.