Armadale man facing charges after allegedly leading police on chase on Sunday morning

Armadale man facing charges after allegedly leading police on chase on Sunday morning

AN Armadale man is facing a string of charges in the Perth Magistrates Court this morning after police deployed tyre-shredding stinger devices to stop the vehicle he was driving following an alleged car chase through south east suburbs on Sunday morning.

The chase started after police received multiple calls a maroon Holden Commodore was ramming vehicles on Tonkin Highway in Maddington and Martin.

Several police vehicles and a police helicopter were deployed to the area and about 9.10am a vehicle of interest was located in Martin.

An attempt to stop the vehicle was made, however the driver failed to stop and drove into the general Armadale area.

Police units on the ground backed away from the vehicle and the tactical flight crew monitored the vehicle from the air, providing updates on its direction of travel to a police vehicle following nearby and others that were on standby in the immediate area.

The vehicle allegedly continued to drive around the same streets of Armadale and Seville Grove, mainly at slow speed, and stinger devices were deployed on a number of occasions, resulting in all four tyres being shredded.

Due to the tyres being shredded the vehicle could no longer be driven and stopped on Brant Road, in the Kelmscott industrial area.

Two police units, from Breath and Drug Bus Operations and Canine Unit, were sent in in case the driver attempted to run from the scene. The male driver was taken into custody.

The 26-year-old was charged with breach of violence restraining order, aggravated burglary and commit, steal motor vehicle, driver fail to stop (property damage), driver fail to give name and or address of driver (property damage), fail to stop, reckless driving, and no authority to drive.

Police alleged the accused stole the Holden Commodore from a residence in Armadale on Sunday morning.