Police charge man (31) after allegedly drunken pursuit and crash

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POLICE have charged a 31-year-old Leda man after a Naval Base crash that injured two people while he was allegedly three times the legal blood alcohol limit.

Traffic Enforcement Group officers were driving their marked police car south on Rockingham Road at 6.30pm last night when a blue Holden Commodore approached them from behind and overtook them.

The officers tried to pull the car over, however the driver allegedly accelerated away and they lost sight of him.

The officers then came across a crash at the intersection of Rockingham Road and Anketell Road involving the Commodore and another vehicle.

The driver of the Commodore ran into bushland but was found shortly afterwards by a police officer and a member of the public.

The 25-year-old driver of the other car received a head wound and was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital for treatment, while his 51-year-old passenger was taken to Rockingham General Hospital as a precaution.

Police arrested a 31-year-old man, who allegedly recorded a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.

He was given an immediate license disqualification notice and charged with failure to stop and driving under the influence.

He will appear in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on March 6.