Beechboro chase leads to driving and bail breach charges

Picture: File photo.
Picture: File photo.

A NOLLAMARA man is facing a string of charges after a short police chase in Beechboro last night.

Regional Investigations Unit officers spotted a Holden Commodore speeding in the suburb at 11pm last night and tried to pull the car over.

Police allege the driver failed to stop and then turned incorrectly at the intersection of Benara Road and Tonkin Highway, hitting a Toyota Kluger.

According to police, the Toyota was badly damaged but the six people in the car were not injured.

The Commodore continued to drive before the driver lost control on Reid Highway after hitting some small trees.

Police gave a short chase on foot, however the driver was arrested nearby.

Officers allegedly found a double barrel Miroku 12-gauge shotgun in the car that had been stolen during a burglary in Guildford on May 29.

The 31-year-old was charged with failing to comply with a direction to stop (circumstance of aggravation), reckless driving dangerous to the public or any person (to escape pursuit by police), failing to stop � property damage, no authority to drive � suspended and two counts of breaching bail.

He is due to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court today.