An Irish backpacker is due to appear in court in Mildura this morning after crashing a car during a police chase.
Police say they began pursing the car when the driver reportedly failed to stop after being involved in an earlier crash.
It is alleged the man was travelling up to 130 kilometres an hour in an 80 kilometre zone.
Police say the pursuit lasted about 30 seconds when the driver went over a roundabout and destroyed the sump on the car.
Police say the car belonged to a backpackers' residence in the area.
The 23-year old who has an International Driver's License, is likely to face a number of charges, including dangerous driving and drink driving.