Ballarat driver who allegedly sparked spot fires with his car charged

February 26, 2024 8:35 am in by
Photo: Victoria Police

A Sebastopol man has been charged after allegedly driving his car on his rims, sparking spot fires along the side of the road at Buangor.

Police were alerted at around 6:15pm yesterday, following calls to 000 that a car on its rims was travelling eastbound on the Western Highway.

Due to the rim’s sparks, four separate grass fires were lit along the roadway, which were soon extinguished by fire crews.

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The Mitsubishi Magna driver reportedly drove erratically into Beaufort, at times on the wrong side of the road, before a near-miss with a pedestrian.

The car came to a stop in parkland, with the driver caught by locals after he ran from the vehicle.

The 27-year-old was arrested at the scene and charged with multiple offences.

He was bailed to face the Ballarat Magistrates Court on March 18th.