Police charge Girrawheen man after South Perth shopfront crash

The scene in South Perth. Photo: ABC Perth/Facebook/Jason Hemphill.
The scene in South Perth. Photo: ABC Perth/Facebook/Jason Hemphill.

CANNINGTON Detectives have charged a 26-year-old Girrawheen man after he allegedly crashed a stolen car into a business in South Perth yesterday afternoon.

Police say the man was driving the stolen Toyota Camry Sportivo along Canning Highway when he hit an Audi sedan at the intersection of Douglas Avenue.

The Camry came to rest on its side inĀ  the doorway of a tax agent’s office.

The man escaped through the sunroof of the car and ran off before being found by police a short time later.

Both drivers received minor injuries and the cars and buildings were damaged extensively.

The 26-year-old was charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm in circumstances of aggression, stealing a motor vehicle and driving recklessly, failure to stop (property damage).

He was also charged with failing to stop and ensure assistance received after a bodily harm incident, failure to report a bodily harm incident, obstructing police and failing to give police personal details.

He will appear in Perth Magistrates Court today.