POLICE have charged a 25-year-old Mt Pleasant man with a string of offences following an alleged hit and run crash in central Ballarat last week.
Ballarat Highway Patrol's Leading Senior Constable Chris Barker said last Thursday, October 17, police first observed the driver on Sturt Street, before he turned left into Dawson Street South.
Police allege that when they activated their police lights and tried to intercept the driver, he allegedly sped off through an intersection, failing to give way, at Dana Street.
The driver then hit a car travelling west on Dana Street. The force of the impact resulted in the car hitting another car traveling north on Dawson Street South.
The driver then allegedly fled from the scene while police attended to the occupants of the two vehicles, including a mother and five-month old child. Nobody was injured.
The driver was charged with a number of offences including reckless conduct endangering serious injury, driving whilst disqualified, using an unregistered motor vehicle, failing to give way, failing to stop after an accident, evading police, making a false report to police and bail offences on Monday, October 21.
He has been remanded until a court appearance on November 11.
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