Baldivis man charged after low-speed chase and crash

A man has been charged with assault.
A man has been charged with assault.

A BALDIVIS man has been charged following a low-speed police chase and crash early this morning.

It is alleged Traffic Enforcement Group officers saw a black Holden Commodore being driven on the incorrect side of Southport Street, Leederville early this morning. Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens, however the Commodore failed to stop.

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Police claim the driver drove on the freeway before continuing onto the Graham Farmer Freeway towards Burswood at low speed. The driver conducted a U-turn at Orrong Road and headed back along Graham Farmer Freeway at low speed.

Multiple police vehicles managed to block the Commodore, stopping it from driving any further. However, it is alleged the driver attempted to drive away colliding with two police vehicles.

An 18-year-old man from Baldivis was arrested and charged with aggravated fail to stop, reckless driving, endangering the life, health or safety of a person and excess 0.08 per cent.

He will be appearing in the Perth Magistrates Court on March 24.