POLICE involved in the deadly car chase of a teenager have been forced to admit they were speeding at almost 180km/h through suburban streets.
Their admission comes after hi-tech data retrieved from new technology proved their original statements were false, the Herald Sun reported.
GPS data was taken from the officers' vehicle by investigators and international experts proved they were going much faster than they told several inquiries.
The high-speed chase killed the young driver, 19-year-old Shane Bennett, and left an innocent driver maimed.
The two officers who led the chase, Senior Constables Cameron Orr and Michael Bednarczyk, could now be referred to the DPP, as calls are made for police chases to be reviewed.
The Herald Sun revealed Sen-Constable Orr was not licensed by Victoria Police to drive more than 150km/h, but admitted in court to reaching 177km/h before Mr Bennett crashed.
The chase of the unregistered vehicle wove through the back streets of Seaford, Victoria, with Mr Bennett running at least two red lights at more than 100km/h - before fatally running a third.
The officers were ordered to cease the chase about 15 seconds