Police pursue car stopped in middle of Drouin road
Baw Baw News
By Baw Baw Citizen Staff // 12:17, Wednesday 4 July 2018
The discovery of a car in the middle of Drouin’s Albert Road led to a short pursuit last week.
A police spokesperson said officers found the still-running vehicle with the occupant apparently asleep.
Officers were unable to wake the driver, who allegedly “appeared to be in a drug affected state.”
The vehicle was still running at the time and officers deployed Stop Sticks in front of it to limit chances of a potential getaway. Stop Sticks are a device used to deflate tyres.
Police allege the driver then woke up and drove off, running over the Stop Sticks. The sticks deflated one tyre but the vehicle was able to continue.
A short pursuit through the Drouin CBD took place, but was terminated by police.
The vehicle, a blue 2003 Holden Commodore stationwagon with false license plates, was later found in Moroka Drive, Warragul, but the driver was not found.
The incident occurred at around 1.30am on Thursday 28 June.
Officers have asked that anyone with information about the incident contact them at Warragul Police on 5622 7111.
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