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Coodanup woman charged, stolen car crashes after police pursuit | Video

A 20-year-old Coodanup woman has been charged after she allegedly failed to stop for police and crashed a stolen car into an innocent Mandurah driver overnight.

Mandurah Police were on patrol when they observed a reported stolen blue Suzuki Alto hatch, being driven along Pinjarra Road in Coodanup about 11:55pm.

Police say they attempted to pull over the Suzuki but officers alleged the car failed to stop.

Officers pulled out of pursuing the vehicle.

The Suzuki was later observed by traffic police on Gordon Road in Greenfields.

Police said the officers did not attempt to stop the vehicle but instead monitored its movements through several streets.

The Suzuki was headed west along Cooper Street when it allegedly failed to standstill at a stop sign before it crashed into a Toyota Camry at the Anstruther Road intersection about 1:30am.

It’s understood the Toyota was headed south when the Suzuki slammed into it.

Officers said three occupants of the Suzuki attempted to flee the scene.

One of the passengers was arrested at the scene, while the driver and a second passenger fled on foot.

The driver was arrested a short distance away.

No one was injured in the crash, however, St John Ambulance was called to the scene as a precaution.

The driver of the Suzuki, a woman, has been charged with several offences including Steal Motor Vehicle and Drive Recklessly, Fail to Stop, and No Authority to Drive.

The 20-year-old from Coodanup is due to appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday March 17.

The passenger was released without charge.

Police say the investigation into other incidents that may be linked with the stolen vehicle are ongoing.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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