Clayton Melbourne: Man calls Uber to escape cops after high-speed crash

A man who police say called an ubre to try to get away from officers has been arrested in Melbourne.

Police were on the hunt after they heard reports two cars had collided at speed at the intersection of roads in Ferntree Gully and Blackburn just before midnight on Tuesday.

A witness called triple-0 and told police the driver of one of the cars had run from the scene, south along Blackburn Road.

Police attended the scene, checked on the condition of the second driver and confirmed the dumped car had been stolen before taping off the area.

Local police and the dog squad attended Blackburn Road where they allege a ride-share car was seen leaving a nearby hotel carpark.

Nunawading Highway Patrol officers intercepted the car on Wellington Road after noticing a passenger in the back seat.

However, once again the man allegedly ran from the scene.

Officers gave chase and after a short pursuit on foot, a 31-year-old man was arrested.

He has been interviewed by police and is expected to face multiple charges including car theft, committing an indictable offence while on bail, driving in a dangerous manner and possessing methylamphetamine.

The Ferntree Gully man will be held in custody to appear before Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The driver and passenger from the other vehicle involved in the crash were both transported to hospital for treatment.

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