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‘It’s a miracle that no one was seriously hurt or killed’ - Man in custody after 150km/h chase through Rochy streets

By Vivienne Duck

AN ECHUCA man is behind bars after allegedly doing more than double the speed limit during a police chase in Rochester.

Leading Senior Constable Frank Scopelliti of Campaspe Highway Patrol said police tried to stop the 20-year-old who was driving along Lowry St, Rochester, on Friday, June 15.

However, he allegedly sped off, reaching speeds between 130-150km/h in a 60km/h zone.

‘‘The vehicle overtook other cars on the left side (shoulder of road) and right side (wrong side of road), causing other road users to take evasive action,’’ Snr Constable Scopelliti said.

‘‘The driving was extremely dangerous and it was a miracle that no person was seriously injured or killed.’’

A male passenger was in the car with him at the time.

Kade William Mongta was arrested later that day and charged with dangerous driving while pursued by police, dangerous speed, dangerous driving, evading police, unlicensed driving, using an unregistered car and contravening bail conditions.

After facing Bendigo Magistrates’ Court via videolink on Monday, June 18, Mongta was remanded in custody to appear in Echuca Magistrates’ Court on July 3.