Police kept busy after separate car chases through Byford and Brookdale

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POLICE were kept busy last night after two separate pursuits through Byford and Brookdale in the space of a few hours.

In the first, officers were on patrol on Herber Drive, Brookdale at 7pm when they say they saw a vehicle, which matched the description of one that had been involved in a number of recent evade police incidents, being driven in the opposite direction.

Police allege they tried to stop the vehicle but that the driver failed to pull over, leading them through several streets in Brookdale, Hilbert, Byford and Jarrahdale.

A number of police units had to be deployed to the area, including the Police Air Wing, with police tracking the driver through bush tracks.

Stingers were deployed at the intersection of Jarrahdale Road and Mundimup Plot Road, which stopped the car.

The driver was arrested after a short foot chase and the 42-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with fail to stop and reckless driving.

He will appear at Armadale Magistrates Court today.

A few hours later at 10.15pm, officers were on patrol along South West Highway in Byford when a Toyota Landcruiser pulled out in front of them.

Police allege they tried to stop the vehicle but the driver failed to do so and started driving in a reckless manner.

Police units and the Police Air Wing were again deployed to the area and tracked the Landcruiser as it drove along local bush tracks.

The 20-year-old male driver stopped at a house on Barge Drive, Byford where he was arrested.

He was charged with fail to stop, reckless driving, no authority to drive and exceeds zero blood alcohol content.

He will appear at the Armadale Magistrates court on March 16.

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