Man escapes jail for golf course police chase

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A MANDURAH man tried to flee police by driving through the Newdegate Golf Course.

Gaij Taylor Bain pleaded guilty to a string of charges when he appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday .

Police Prosecutor Tamara Read said Bain was clocked by police driving his green Mitsubishi Lancer at 77km/h in a 6okm zone on May 17.

Police indicated for Bain to pull over. He initially stopped before shooting off down a dirt road that led to Newdegate Golf Course.

Police chased him at speed onto the golf course.

Bain hit a tree on fairway 11 but kept going despite black smoke pouring from the vehicle and eventually came to a stop in front of the Ladies Tee.

Bain and a passenger exited the car with a dog.

Police then found a tobacco cannabis mix in Bain’s pocket as well as a bong and grinder containing traces of cannabis in the car.

Bain was sentenced to a eight-month jail, suspended for 12 months and was suspended from driving for just under three years. He was also fined $2000.