Gosnells: man high on meth who led police on chase sentenced to 8 months in prison

Stock image.
Stock image.

A MAN who led police on a high speed chase while high on methamphetamine in February has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

Russell Gregory Ah-Kim was charged with stealing a motor vehicle and driving recklessly, driving recklessly to escape pursuit by police and an aggravated failure to comply with a direction to stop on February 24 in Gosnells.

He had previously been charged with stealing a motor vehicle (as defined in section 371A of the Criminal Code) on November 25 in Southern River.

Ah-Kim appeared in Armadale Magistrates Court via video link from Hakea Prison today and pleaded guilty to all four charges.

The police prosecutor said Ah-Kim was seen driving a silver Nissan Maxima along Eudoria Street about 11pm on the night of the chase.

Police discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen, but he drove off after ignoring their requests to stop.

He reached speeds of up to 100km/h on Eudoria Street and 120km/h on Corfield Street, where he turned off his lights and weaved in and out of traffic.

Ah-Kim continued to evade police, driving at high speeds through parts of Southern River and Harrisdale before he crashed in Piara Waters.

Magistrate Nicholas John Lemmon said the aggravated nature of the incident meant he had no choice but to seriously reprimand him.

Ah-Kim’s eight-month term will be backdated to begin on February 24 and he will be eligible for parole after four months.

MORE: Northam Solar Farm set to be a ‘game changer’

MORE: Mother of autistic boy who was smacked, had soap put in mouth by childcare worker speaks out

MORE: Murdoch University reportedly cutting classes with fewer than 25 students

MORE: Perth’s last Blockbuster video store defies the odds