16 year old female driver tries to outrun Police and crashes into home


It was all hands on deck last night for Geraldton's finest, and the notable Police presence was welcomed by the community. 

But Police were still busy this morning after being called to Woolworths car park having receiving numerous reports of a white Commodore driving in a reckless manner. 

This was around 7:30 am. 

Police say that while en route, they observed a white Commodore sedan on Durlacher Street. They signalled to the driver to stop but she failed to do so, instead accelerating away at speed. 

A brief 45 second pursuit followed, but ended abruptly when the vehicle lost control as it attempted to turn into Hermitage St. 

The vehicle crashed through a limestone wall and into a house on Durlacher Street.

The impact caused substantial damage to the home. 

A 22 year old male passenger who owned the vehicle and a 16 year old rear female passenger both sustained injuries and were taken by ambulance to the Geraldton Regional Hospital.

The female driver who was just 16 was taken to Geraldton Police Station. 

It was established the vehicle was involved in a series of offences, which included burnouts in the car park at the front of the Geraldton Police Station and a fuel drive off at a service station in Wonthella.

The 16 year old female driver was charged with: 

Fail to stop under circumstance of aggravation

Dangerous driving occasioning bodily harm x 2

No Authority to Drive 

and stealing.

Police said that further inquiries are continuing by Mid West Gascoyne Traffic in relation to the series of offences reported overnight. 


Video: White Commodore filmed doing burnouts at foreshore approx 4:30am New Year's Day.