Evade police and crash in Mount Lawley

A 31-year-old man will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today (6 August) after being charged with six offences by Regional Investigations Unit detectives.

It is alleged just after 1pm yesterday, 5 August 2020, the man was driving at speed in a Holden Commodore wagon on Garratt Road in Bayswater behind a police vehicle when the Commodore turned onto Stone Street.

The police vehicle executed a U-turn to conduct a traffic stop of the Commodore which was sighted turning back onto Garratt Road from Stone Street. Police activated their emergency lights and sirens and it is alleged the driver did not stop and accelerated heavily along Garratt Road, into Whatley Crescent, First Avenue and Guildford Road.

It is further alleged the man drove the Commodore onto the incorrect side of Guildford Road and swerved to miss the police vehicle before crashing into a traffic light control at the intersection of Guildford Road and Whatley Crescent, Mount Lawley. It will be alleged the man fled the crash scene by running across Guildford Road, jumping the rear fence of a home on Ebsworth Street, Mount Lawley. He was apprehended a short time later sitting on the front porch of another home on Ebsworth Street.

The 31-year-old man from Embleton has been charged with:-

• Reckless Driving to Escape Pursuit by Police;

• Driver of a Vehicle Failed to Comply with a Direction to Stop (Circumstance of aggravation);

• Driver Fail to Stop – Property Damage;

• No Authority to Drive;

• Possess a Prohibited Weapon; and

• Breach of Bail.

Police are urging anyone with dash-cam vision, CCTV or photos of this incident to provide them to investigators by uploading them via this link:

https://wapf.au.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/riu_evade_police_05082020

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