Police arrest three following Melville chase

Police arrest three following Melville chase

THREE men have been arrested overnight after evading police in Willagee and Winthrop overnight.

Around 11.30pm, police spotted a Ford Futura sedan with no headlights and stolen registration plates on Wheyland Street in Willagee.

The driver of the car evaded police along Leach Highway, before police called off the chase near Robert Street Park in Winthrop, across the road from Bunnings Myaree.

Shortly afterwards, the car was spotted driving through scrub near Leach Highway, where it struck pine logs.

The vehicle caught fire and its occupants fled on foot, before Police Dog Utah apprehended the driver and his two passengers.

Inquiries into the incident are currently continuing.