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Police chase from Wangaratta to Melbourne ends in pair's arrest

Police have charged a man following a lengthy car chase from Wangaratta to Melbourne that ended in a dramatic collision in Braybrook.

Victoria's police air wing pursued a dark-coloured Holden Commodore for roughly 250 kilometres, before it crashed into a car while driving through a busy intersection in Braybrook.

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Dramatic end to police chase

A male and female have been arrested following a lengthy police chase ending in Wangaratta. (Vision courtesy Network Ten News)

Dramatic footage taken from television choppers hovering above the scene showed a man and woman fleeing the scene after their car smashed into the side of another vehicle.

Police arrested a 22-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, both from Wangaratta, at gunpoint a short time later.

Footage showed the couple lying face down on a concrete pathway, surrounded by police as a plain-clothed officer pointed his gun at them.


Police subsequently charged the man on several counts including evading police, driving in a dangerous manner and driving while suspended. The woman was released without charge.

The chase began after a divvy van spotted the Commodore, which allegedly matched the description of a vehicle police were looking for as part of an ongoing investigation, on Wangaratta Road about noon.

Police attempted to intercept the car, but it sped away onto the Hume Freeway. 

A police helicopter then trailed the Commodore as it drove to Melbourne, where it collided with another car at the intersection of Duke Street and Ballarat Road in Braybrook at about 2.30pm.

The pair inside the car fled on foot but were arrested in the carpark of a hotel on Ballarat Road.

No one was injured during the collision.