Man arrested after leading police on wild chase through several suburbs

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POLICE have arrested a Woodbridge man following a pursuit through Gosnells and nearby suburbs early this morning.

Just after 12am, police sighted a stolen Holden Commodore on Corfield Street in Gosnells and the driver allegedly failed to stop when requested to do so.

Police followed him through several suburbs before the Commodore struck a fence at the intersection of Oliphant Street and Namatjira Way in Kenwick.

The driver fled on foot and Police Dog Razor was deployed, who located the man hiding in bushes.

He was charged with stealing a motor vehicle and driving recklessly, having no authority to drive, failing to comply with a direction to stop in circumstances of aggravation and recklessly driving by 45km/h or more to escape pursuit.

Further inquiries by detectives resulted in the man being charged with involvement in other incidents and he has also been charged with 15 counts of gains benefit by fraud and four counts of stealing.

He will appear in Perth Magistrates Court today.