Police investigate evade incident at Riverside
Police are investigating an evade incident at Riverside this morning.
Around 8:45am police were performing speed reduction on Muddy Creek Road a 70km speed zone at Legana. Police detected a green Holden Commodore Station wagon travelling in excess of 100km an hour in a southerly direction.
Police attempted to intercept the vehicle but due to the manner of driving police disengaged due to public safety.
“A short time later police observed the vehicle now travelling along the West Tamar Highway towards Riverside in the north bound lanes against the flow of traffic. Police subsequently lost sight of the vehicle,” Inspector Darren Hopkins said.
“A short time later a member of the public phoned police stating that a green Holden Commodore station wagon had run off the road down an embankment on Cormiston Road after failing to negotiate a right-hand bend.”
The male driver is described aged in his 20s, with dark hair, dark track pants and not wearing a top and male passenger had blonde hair, a blue t shirt, and black trousers ran from the vehicle and ran through the properties jumping fences.
A large number of police have attended the area and conducted a search in an attempt to locate the men. Police have deployed a drone to assist in locating the men.
The vehicle was seized and will be forensically examined. Several items of interest were found in the vehicle that have given police a specific line of inquiry to follow to identify the driver and passenger.
Police are requesting witnesses who may have seen the vehicle prior to the crash and the men after they fled the vehicle to come forward and speak to police.
If anyone has dash cam footage of the vehicle, please contact police on 131444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au.