Girrawheen: alleged rider falls off motorbike during police pursuit

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A POLICE chase ended in Girrawheen yesterday when the man allegedly involved in the pursuit fell off the motorcycle he was riding.

Officers spotted an off-road motorbike travelling erratically on Ashdale Boulevard in Darch about 3.20pm.

They activated their lights and siren, but the rider allegedly refused to stop.

The police helicopter took over the chase, following the motorcycle through Marangaroo, Koondoola and Girrawheen.

The man was accused of driving recklessly.

The chased ended at the intersection of Amberton Avenue and Marangaroo Drive.

The alleged rider was detained inside a nearby house.

Officers charged a 28-year-old Koondoola man with reckless driving to escape police, failing to stop, driving without a licence, driving an unlicensed vehicle and drug possession.

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