Mount Magnet resident charged with 40 offences after Caversham, Guildford police chase

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MIRRABOOKA Detectives have charged a man with 40 offences after he allegedly led police on a car chase through Caversham and Guildford.

About 3.40pm on November 8, police saw a stolen white Nissan Juke on Benara Road.

Officers tried to intercept the car, but the 34-year-old male driver allegedly refused to stop and drove through Caversham and Guildford.

He crashed the car into a curb on Johnson Street in Guildford and ran away, leaving the female passenger behind.

Police chased the male driver before arresting him about 1km away.

Officers allegedly found several stolen items in the car.

Both the man and the woman were taken to hospital. The man was discharged a short time later.

The man, from Mount Magnet, was charged with 40 offences in total, including steal motor vehicle and drive recklessly, reckless driving, fail to stop, no authority to drive with a cancelled licence and drove a vehicle with a forged or false plate to be driven on a road.

His other charges include seven counts of stealing and four counts of possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property.

He was also charged with assault public officer, going armed in a way to cause fear and fraud from previous alleged incidents.

He was refused bail and was due to appear before Perth Magistrates Court today.

The woman in her 30s remains in hospital due to a pre-existing medical condition and has not been charged.

Enquiries are continuing into other items found inside the vehicle.