Two off-duty cops face criminal charges after fleeing from fellow officers during wild 3.30am car chase through the Melbourne CBD
- Two off-duty police officers suspended over alleged pursuit in Melbourne CBD
- Allegedly among five men in unregistered Mercedes-Benz that fled from police
- Senior constable, 28, expected to be charged with drug possession, police said
- Probationary constable, 28, was also spoken to by cops and suspended with pay
Two policemen have been stood down after they were allegedly involved in a wild pre-dawn pursuit in a luxury sports car in the Melbourne CBD.
The off-duty officers were allegedly among five men in an unregistered Mercedes that fled from police after running a red light in William Street.
The car stopped on Little Bourke Street early Saturday morning where the occupants allegedly fled on foot.
Two Victoria Police officers have been suspended with pay over an alleged pursuit on Saturday morning (stock image)
An off-duty senior constable, 28, from the Northwest Metro Region was arrested nearby by officers a short time later and later released pending further inquiries.
Police said he was expected to be charged with drug possession and was suspended with pay.
The second man, a 28-year-old probationary constable, was spoken to in relation to the incident and has also been suspended with pay.
Two of the three other men in the car were also identified but the fifth is unknown.
The off-duty officers were allegedly fleeing from police in a unregistered Mercedes-Benz which ran a red light in William Street (pictured) in Melbourne’s CBD
Suspected illicit drugs alleged seized during Saturday’s arrests are being examined.
Professional Standards Command detectives are investigating the incident, which is yet to be referred to the state’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
Victoria Police said it initially didn’t disclose the alleged incident publicly because neither officer had been charged.