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Stolen $100k sports car crashes in Lakelands during police pursuit

A stolen luxury sports car has crashed after a police pursuit across the Peel region on Thursday.

The silver Audi A7, valued at more than $115,000, was allegedly stolen from a property in Dawesville. 

Skeer Media understands the vehicle was sighted multiple time throughout the evening across Peel and at one point was allegedly driven in the direction of police in Coodanup. 

Multiple police units were positioned along Old Coast Road with tyre deflation devices as detectives and the police helicopter worked to track the stolen vehicle which had allegedly been involved in several fuel drive-offs and burglaries. 

The Audi was spotted again near the Kwinana Freeway, it’s understood the chase went along Mandjoogoordap Drive before the driver lost control, crashed through a round-a-bout and into a wire fence on Banksiadale Gate, near Badgerup Avenue, several metres from Coastal Lakes College in Lakelands. 

The driver, a man, fled from the scene but was tracked by the police helicopter to nearby Lakelands Shopping Centre, where he was arrested in the car park while telling officers he was allegedly high on “meth”.  

At one stage more than 30 police officers were involved in the pursuit. 

Skeer Media understands the man was already wanted in relation to a number of other offences. 

Police pursuits or evade police offences have a automatic jail time of six months.

The man is expected to be charged by detectives.

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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