Rockingham man in dangerous police chase

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph

A 20-year-old Rockingham man will face court today after leading police on a dangerous car chase yesterday.

Police say officers observed the man driving a Mitsubishi sedan at the intersection of Coronata Drive and Torbay Mews in Warnbro at 2.25pm on Tuesday.

The man allegedly sped away after police activated their emergency lights and sirens, leading officers on a chase through Warnbro, Port Kennedy and Waikiki.

Police say the man drove recklessly, causing other road users to swerve to avoid him as he crossed to the wrong side of the road at times.

The man is alleged to have abandoned the vehicle on Halyard Way in Waikiki and was arrested by police nearby.

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He has been charged with reckless driving, failure to stop, having no authority to drive and endangering life and health.

The man was refused bail and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court later today.

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