Local News

P-plate driver caught up in Baldivis police pursuit crash

Police have charged a man after a short chase came to a crashing end in Baldivis overnight, a p-plate driver was also caught up in the chaos.

Officers pulled over a silver Toyota Camry, in their unmarked SUV, after they detected the sedan allegedly speeding in the northbound lanes of the Kwinana Freeway in Karnup about 9:25pm.

As police began to approach the Camry, on foot, the sedan allegedly sped off in a reckless manner using the emergency lane to overtake other vehicles.

Several minutes later officers found the sedan with smoke coming from the engine after it took out a traffic light which collided with a p-plate driver at the Safety Bay Road overpass.

The Camry driver, a Halls Head man, was arrested and issued with an Immediate Disqualification Notice after police allege he failed a breath test.

St John Ambulance was called to check on both drivers, the p-plater walked away with minor injuries.

Police charged the 41-year-old with several offences including use of an unlicensed vehicle, excess of 0.08% blood alcohol concentration, and failure to stop.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Rockingham Magistrates Court today.

Tex Reeks

Freelance video journalist
Back to top button