Canning Highway police pursuit leads to arrest

IT took two police stingers, a long car chase along Canning Highway, and officers from five units before he was stopped, but the outcome for a 20-year-old man, of no fixed address, was eight charges and a date with a magistrate.

A police pursuit started in Fremantle last Thursday night when police tried unsuccessfully to stop a car.

After a short chase, the pursuit was aborted and later picked up again after the car was seen for a second time. Officers from five units were involved in the chase, during which a stinger was deployed in Alfred Cove, failing to stop the car.

Police say the man continued to drive along Canning Highway, through Como, where a second stinger was deployed, and on to the Causeway where he was arrested.

He was charged with reckless driving to escape police, four counts of failing to stop, and two counts of having no authority to drive.