Police feared man was driving to the West Gate Bridge to throw his daughter and himself off.
We have no idea, as a mum, how we would have been feeling in a similar situation to this terrified mother.
Police feared he was driving to the West Gate Bridge to throw his daughter and himself off.
Using real-time technology, officers then tracked the man’s phone as it automatically transmitted to phone towers – for two hours he drove, before, after 11am police were able to get close enough.
With his daughter still on his lap it was around 11.20am on the day of the incident that that police cars finally chased the father for 10 minutes before finally boxing him in on Dandenong Road in Malvern East and arresting him with force.
Police said quick thinking officers prevented a potentially fatal scenario.
The Herald Sun reports police statements said the little girl was “frightened, hysterical and unrestrained”.
Tests later revealed the man had ice and cannabis in his system.
It was all too close to the horrific murder of Darcey Freeman who died when she was thrown from the bridge by her father on January 29, 2009, in front of her two young brothers and shocked witnesses.
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