Mandurah Court: man reversed into a police car in Mandurah Forum carpark

Mandurah court
Mandurah court

A MAN who reversed into a police car while trying to evade police in the Mandurah Forum carpark was sentenced to nine months jail when he appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

Dane Ashley Greenwood pleaded guilty to reckless driving to escape pursuit by police, stealing a motor vehicle, no authority to drive, driver of a vehicle failed to comply with a direction to stop and breach of bail.

Greenwood appeared via video link from Hakea Prison.

Police prosecutor Tamara Read said Greenwood stole car keys and a Volkswagon from Karratha on August 12 and drove it to Mandurah. The vehicle was worth $16,000.

Senior Constable Read said police found Greenwood in an undercover carpark at the Mandurah Forum.

She said Greenwood reversed into a police car, mounted a kerb, drove on the wrong side of the carpark toward oncoming traffic and attempted to evade police.

Sen Const Read said Greenwood became blocked in by two police cars, he reversed at a police car and tried to manoeuvre out.

The court was told Greenwood did not have a valid licence at the time.

Greenwood had a prior reckless driving conviction on his record.

Greenwood’s jail term was backdated to October 30 and he was made eligible for parole. He was fined $200.