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Australia Two off-duty Victoria police officers suspended after CBD car chase

07:25  28 april  2021
07:25  28 april  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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Two off-duty police officers have been suspended after a pursuit in Melbourne's CBD, with one arrested for alleged drug possession.

The chase started after police found an unregistered Mercedes Benz on William Street about 3.30am Saturday.

Police allege the car fled before running a red light and stopping in Little Bourke Street, where the five people inside took off on foot.

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A man was arrested nearby who was identified as an off-duty police officer from the north-west metro region.

The 28-year-old officer is expected to be charged on summons with drug possession and has been suspended with pay.

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A second off-duty police officer was also identified in the pursuit.

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The 28-year-old recruit was spoken about the incident and has also been suspended with pay.

Two of the three other men in the car have been identified.

Professional Standards Command detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

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