Police dog Brock chases down man who ran from stolen car he crashed in Greenmount

Police dog Brock.
Police dog Brock.

POLICE dog Brock chased down a man from Swan View who wound up in a ditch after losing control of the vehicle he was driving.

Officers attempted to pull over the driver just after midnight today .

Police said he was driving a stolen white Holden Commodore towing a trailer on the Great Eastern Highway in Greenmount.

At the Roe Highway ramp, the vehicle hit a metal fence as the driver turned left and the car became wedged in the fence.

The driver reversed and hit the front end of a police vehicle before taking off.

He later lost control of the car at the intersection of Roe and Great Eastern highways in Midvale and went down a slope.

Police dog Brock brought down the man as he tried to make off on foot.

The driver was taken into custody and later charged with failure to stop, stealing a vehicle, reckless driving, property damage and no authority to drive.