Man accused of driving 20kms on wrong side of road

A drunk man has allegedly driven almost 20 kilometres on the wrong side of a Melbourne highway.

The 32-year-old motorist allegedly made his way north along Eastlink through Ringwood at about 1.30am on Tuesday morning, dodging oncoming vehicles as he sped by with his hazard lights on.

His alleged escapade lasted for 12 minutes and passed through Mullum Mullum tunnel before Eastlink staff activated a boom gate.

The driver headed along the highway the wrong way for nearly 20 kilometres, dodging oncoming traffic. Source: 7 News
The alleged drink driver drove in the wrong direction for nearly quarter of an hour early on Tuesday. Source: 7News

After speaking with a truck driver he performed a u-turn and continued another 12km, back on the correct side .

Police tried to intercept him and allege he drove at officers. He finally dumped his car, which by that time had lost its back left wheel.

Police say he fled the scene but he was eventually tracked down by the dog squad. He was hiding in bushes in Oakleigh East.

Police say the man, from Carnegie, blew .178 and is facing a string of serious charges.

The car eventually turned round but allegedly failed to stop when police tried to flag him down. Source: 7News