Mandurah: man fined $6000 for reckless driving and failing to stop for police

Mandurah: man fined $6000 for reckless driving and failing to stop for police

A YOUNG man was found guilty in Mandurah Magistrates Court today of reckless driving and failure to stop.

Kyle Noel Hayward appeared via videolink from Acacia Prison to plead guilty to the charges.

The police prosecutor told the court that Hayward drove a car on Pinjarra Road at 9.20pm, on July 22, last year.

Police identified his car from an incident earlier in the night and activated their lights.

Hayward accelerated when he saw the lights and passed other cars on the road.

He drove across the Old Bridge toward Halls Head.

The prosecutor said he was doing 100km/h on Old Coast Road before turning toward the Mandurah Traffic Bridge.

He led them on a chase through the central business district, driving on Pinjarra Road, George Street and ignored stop signs.

Police lost him on Scott Street and abandoned the chase.

Counsel for the accused said Hayward had outstanding warrants for his arrest and did not want to go into police custody.

He has since engaged successfully in drug and alcohol programs at Acacia Prison where he remains on armed robbery charges.

This is the first time Hayward has been charged with reckless driving and failure to stop for sentencing purposes. He was sentenced in September this year for similar offences.

Hayward was fined $6000 and his licence was disqualified for two years.