31-year-old man charged after high-speed chase through Wellard and Parmelia ends in crash
A 31-year-old Parmelia man has been charged after he lead police on a high-speed chase through Parmelia and Wellard in a stolen car before he crashed into a fence and injured himself and the other passenger.
About 12.20am on Sunday, police on patrol sighted a stolen Subaru Forester being driven on Rae Road in Rockingham.
The vehicle had been stolen during a burglary at a residence in Paradise Road in Baldivis sometime between 2.30pm and 7.00pm the previous day.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Ennis Avenue in Rockingham, however, the driver allegedly failed to stop.
Police Air Wing attended and monitored the vehicle as it drove through several streets and suburbs over a one-hour period.
About 1.15am a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed at the corner of Wellard Road and Parmelia Avenue, which affected three of the tyres on the vehicle.
The driver continued to drive in the Parmelia and Wellard area along Parmelia Avenue, before continuing on to Runnymede Gate and finally came to a stop on Shanklin Court in Wellard where the driver lost control and hit a fence.
Part of the fence affected the windscreen and travelled through the glass and struck the 17-year-old male passenger in the vehicle, causing serious injuries including possible broken ribs and a laceration to his face.
Both the driver and passenger fled the vehicle, found not long later hiding in bushes.
The young passenger from Hillman was taken to hospital and further inquiries will be made with him at a later date.
The driver has been charged with reckless driving to evade police, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, failure to stop, stealing a motor vehicle, aggravated home burglary and commit, breach of bail, no authority to drive, possession of a prohibited drug and possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property.
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