A DRIVER has narrowly avoided a crash at more than 200km/h while trying to evade police on the Hume Highway.
The driver failed to stop at Wangaratta about 1.15pm on Thursday and hit 204km/h.
His white 2004 model Mitsubishi Magna nearly sideswiped a truck before the driver headed to Myrtleford and stole petrol from a service station.
Acting Sergeant Patrick Murray said police had received Triple-0 calls about the driving.
“His actions were reckless and stupid and it’s only pure luck that nobody was hurt,” he said.
“We encourage members of the public to call Triple-0 if they see erratic driving, as soon as they see it.”
The driver is still wanted by police.
Officers are keen to speak to witnesses.
Call (03) 5723 0888 or 1800 333 000.