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Stolen Taxi

  • Stolen Taxi

Cab evades police across the South West

A taxi stolen from Apollo Bay has been found after allegedly evading police across the South West.

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The yellow cab was taken during the early hours of Saturday morning before it was seen driving erratically in the Portland area at 10 AM, allegedly hitting speeds up to 200 km/h.

Police attempted to intercept the vehicle but the pursuit was called off due to safety concerns.

45 minutes later it was seen driving erratically in Port Fairy, before it was spotted in the Hexham area around midday.

Mortlake Police attempted to intercept the taxi before it drove off at speed.

After another spotting, police began searching the Hexham Chatsworth area when they found the offender hiding in farmland at 3 PM.

The 40 year old has been remanded in custody to face court on Monday to face theft, criminal damage and driving related offences.

Police say the taxi suffered a small amount of damage and it was low on fuel when found on Woorndoo-Chatsworth Road.