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Video: Two hour police pursuit from Baldivis to Collie then Bunbury comes dramatic end

A man has been charged with more than 20 offences after leading police on a pursuit for more than two hours and slipping a regional border checkpoint.

It’s alleged police tried to stop a motorcycle on the Kwinana Freeway when it failed to stop at the intersection of Karnup Road, Baldivis about 2:50pm on Tuesday.

Police said the man sped off and exited the freeway onto Mandjoogoordap Drive, near Mandurah, and travelled through numerous residential suburbs including Mandurah, Greenfields and Coodanup, then onto Old Coast Road and headed south.

The Police fixed-wing and Helicopter tracked the movements of the rider for more than two hours, as he travelled more than 200 kilometres down Forrest Highway, out to Collie then back to Bunbury after slipping through a regional border patrol checkpoint in Lake Clifton.

It is alleged about 5pm, the man abandoned the motorcycle on Queensbury Street in Carey Park before stealing a Mitsubishi Outlander and continued to escape police through the suburbs of Bunbury.

The chase came to a dramatic end when he abandoned the stolen Outlander in the culs-de-sac of Hewison Street, Usher after a he was involved in a collision with an unmarked police car.

The man left the car and fled on foot before he was arrested by police, several metres away in the driveway of a Washington Avenue home.

7NEWS reports the man is Steven James Mitchell who is wanted in relation to several firearms and drug offences and the alleged assault of a police officer in Orelia last month.

The man of no fixed address has been charged with 14 traffic offences relating to the evade police incident and ten other offences relating to drug and weapon offences.

The 29-year-old is due to appear before the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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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