A Kilsyth man has been arrested by Victoria Police’s dog squad members after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash in a stolen car in Hawthorn.
The incident took place early in the early hours of Tuesday 19 January as emergency services were called to reports that a car had struck a set of traffic lights and the driver had run from the scene at the intersection of Toorak and Tooronga roads about 12.30am.
The vehicle had been stolen from a Ferntree Gully address on 14 January.
A member of the public contacted police after seeing a man acting suspiciously nearby.
A police dog and handler attended and located the man hiding in a backyard.
The man was interviewed and is expected to be charged with theft of motor vehicle and other theft and traffic-related offences.