Man charged after 200kmh pursuit

A drink driver has been charged with evading police after he was caught travelling at more than 200km/h in western Victoria.

Police pursued the man on the Western Highway at Stawell, 230 kilometres west of Melbourne, after the allegedly stolen car he was driving was detected speeding around 9.30am on Saturday.

Police abandoned the pursuit, but the man was spotted at Waubra two hours later and stopped with police spikes, and arrested.

Glenroy man Toufic Tlais, 30, was charged with negligent driving while pursued by police, dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle, theft of petrol, exceeding the speed limit and other traffic offences.

He was remanded in custody to appear in Ballarat Magistrates Court on Monday.


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