A car travelling at 142km/h in High St, Melton caught the attention of the Highway Patrol this evening.
At approximately 8:10pm, HWP observed a green Ford XR6 sedan travelling at excessive and dangerous speeds between Coburns Rd and Station Rd.
Highway Patrol attempted to intercept the vehicle, but the driver continued to accelerate to 180km/h between Melton Valley Drive and the Melton Highway where the car was seen driving over a roundabout.
The car continued to speed, crashing through a fence and onto the Western Freeway.
The impact caused significant damage to the front of the vehicle and helped slow the pursuit to a stop.
The offender fled the scene on foot.
Police caught up with the male driver, a 22-year old man from Kings Park, who will be remanded in custody to face the Magistrates Court.
The vehicle has been impounded.
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