Man charged after police chase in Perth’s north

The scene of the man's arrest. Photo: Channel Seven
The scene of the man's arrest. Photo: Channel Seven

A BALLAJURA man has been charged with a series of traffic and drug offences after a police chase through several suburbs last night.

About 8.40pm last night, officers saw a Toyota Camry travelling at speed along Hepburn Avenue in Kingsley.

The Camry almost hit another car as it went through the roundabout at the intersection of Hepburn Ave and Glengarry Drive.

Police activated lights and sirens an attempted to stop the car, but they allege the driver failed to stop and continued through the Kingsley, Duncraig and Padbury areas.

They said the driver ran a red light at the intersection of Hepburn Avenue and Mitchell Freeway, then attempted to turn from Hepburn Ave into Gibson Ave in Padbury where the Camry collided with a Suzuki Swift that was travelling westbound on Hepburn Avenue.

The female driver of the Suzuki was not injured.

Police apprehended the driver of the Camry and took him into custody.

A 33-year-old man from Ballajura has been charged with reckless driving speeding by 45km/h or more on a length of road to escape pursuit.

He has also been charged with failing to stop when directed by a police officer, having no authority to drive and contravening a red traffic control signal.

As well as the traffic charges he was also charged with possessing drug paraphernalia in or on which there was a prohibited drug or plant, and possessing methylamphetamine.

He is due to appear before the Joondalup Magistrates Court today.