Two men charged over high speed chases

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A 26-year-old Geraldton man has been charged after allegedly running a stop sign at more than 100km/h in a 50km/h zone while leading officers on a brief high speed chase through Wonthella last night.

The man allegedly took off at speed when officers tried to stop him on Central Road about 6.50pm.

Police said the chase ended when he pulled his Mitsubishi sedan into the driveway of a home on Fifth Street.

He is also accused of driving without a licence and driving on the wrong side of the road during the pursuit.

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He was charged with failing to stop, no authority to drive, and reckless driving.

Meanwhile, on Monday night police charged a 35-year-old Geraldton man who allegedly led police on another pursuit earlier this month.

Geraldton Police Station operations manager, Sergeant Drue Pardoe, said officers saw the man involved in a road rage incident at the Stirlings Shopping Centre car park on January 15.

“Police tried to stop him and he took off at speed through the car park,” Sgt Pardoe said.

“The chase was abandoned due to the dangerous manner of his driving.”

Sgt Pardoe said officers spotted the man at the Wonthella BP service station about 7.30pm on Monday.

Police then searched him, allegedly finding a small amount of meth.

He was charged with failing to stop, no authority to drive, reckless driving and possessing a prohibited drug.

Both men will face Geraldton Magistrate’s Court at a later date.

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