Man charged after allegedly hitting parking inspector with car

A 32-year-old Riverton man has been charged after he allegedly hit a parking inspector with his Mercedes in Fremantle yesterday.

About 2pm, a parking inspector parked his car in William Street in Fremantle when he noticed the man in a Mercedes parked in an Australia Post parking bay.

After a conversation between the two men, the driver of the Mercedes drove into the middle of the road and left his car.

The Mercedes driver approached the man, threatening him, before returning to his car and parking it close to the parking inspector’s car.

When one of the parking inspector’s colleagues approached, the man allegedly drove forward, pinning the victim between the cars.

He then drove away from the scene.

About 3.40pm, police observed the Mercedes driving erratically on Hampton Road in Fremantle and attempted to stop it.

The driver eventually stopped on Reuben Street.

The man abused police and ran from officers before a member of the public pushed the man to the ground.

The man was arrested and police allegedly found a quantity of cannabis and methylamphetamine in the Mercedes.

He has been charged with endangering the life, health and safety of a person, threatening to injure, endanger or harm a person criminal damage or destruction of property and failing to stop after an accident.

He has also been charged with reckless driving, obstructing public officers and drug offences.

He will appear before the Fremantle Magistrates Court today.

The parking inspector who was pinned between the vehicles was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital with minor injuries but was later discharged.