Police have urged motorists not to engage in high-risk behaviour after two pursuits were initiated over the weekend.
Officers engaged in pursuits with two vehicles – one SUV with stolen plates and another motorbike with no registration – within 24 hours.
Police were patrolling Sebastopol at 4.40am on Sunday morning when they saw a Silver Holden SUV with stolen plates with four young males aboard.
Police attempted to intercept the vehicle but the car took off. A pursuit was initiated.
The pursuit was terminated shortly afterward because of the behaviour of the driver.
A motorcyclist was seen riding an unregistered bike on the footpath along Sturt Street outside Myer just after 9pm on Sunday.
When police attempted to pull over the driver he turned left down Doveton Street and took off “at speed”.
Police initiated a pursuit but it was terminated. Shortly afterward the same motorcyclist was heading south along Doveton Street past the police van.
He travelled at speed past police and ran a red light attempting to bait police into a pursuit, police say.
A pursuit was not initiated and police are making further inquiries.
Senior Sergeant Robinson said this behaviour was putting the motorists, other drivers and the community at risk.
“We’ve seen over the weekend a some incidents where motorists were travelling at high speed and they were killed,” Senior Sergeant Robinson said.
“The risks are tremendous. (These people need to realise) what might seem like a bit of fun at the time can lead to very the worst.”
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