Roadblock car chase: Gosnells driver charged

Roadblock car chase: Gosnells driver charged

POLICE have charged the Gosnells driver of a Mercedes Benz and his passenger with multiple offences after a pursuit ended in a roadblock in Kalamunda.

Officers from several units tracked the vehicle on the ground and by air in the new police plane Polair64, intercepting the car in Railway Road near Stirk Street at 11.15am on Friday.

The 22-year-old female passenger, also from Gosnells, allegedly ran from the car. Police apprehended the 19-year-old male driver before the car caught alight.

Officers used car extinguishers to quell the flames until firefighters arrived at the scene.

Earlier in the pursuit across south-eastern suburbs, a police stinger strip damaged the tyres of the car allegedly stolen in an overnight burglary in Gosnells.

The driver’s nine charges include aggravated burglary, attempted fraud, driving to escape pursuit by police, no authority to drive and breach of bail.

His passenger will face charges of stealing a car, demanding property and attempted fraud in Armadale Magistrates Court on February 10.