Man charged over high-speed pursuit through streets of Geraldton

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The alleged pursuit ended after police deployed stingers.
Camera IconThe alleged pursuit ended after police deployed stingers. Credit: Supplied

Police had to deploy stingers to stop a motorist who allegedly led them on a pursuit through the streets of Geraldton this afternoon.

Sergeant Jeremy Ashworth-Preece said it would be alleged the man, a 38-year-old from Fremantle, was travelling at speed through built-up areas before police managed to stop him.

The man has been charged with failing to comply with a direction to stop and reckless driving to escape pursuit by police.

He has also been charged with stealing a motor vehicle and driving recklessly, breaching a family violence restraining order, threats to injure, endanger or harm a person, stealing a motor vehicle, unlawful assault occasioning bodily harm in circumstances of aggravation, stalking with intent to intimidate and common assault in circumstances of aggravation.

Sgt Ashworth-Preece said many of the charges related to incidents in Perth.

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The man has been remanded in custody to appear before Geraldton Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

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