High speed chase with 4x4 results in arrest with locals' help

A 27 year old man from Spalding has been arrested following a pursuit by Police on Tuesday. 


Police say on Tuesday morning around 10:50am (7/4/15) a Mitsubishi Pajero was heading south along Chapman Rd in Sunset Beach. 

Police tried to get the driver to stop the vehicle. The driver instead accelerated away from Police heading through Spalding and Strathalbyn. During the pursuit he took out a fence and went through bushland. 

Police say they abandoned the pursuit, but a short time later located the vehicle abandoned on Mahogany Cove and Candlebark Drive in Strathalbyn. Police then searched for the driver on foot. 

With the assistance of local residents police say they found the driver trying to hide in the rear yard of a home. 

The 27 year old male from Spalding was arrested and he will appear at the Geraldton Magistrate Court on 23 April 2015 on the following charges;

1 x Reckless Driving

1 x Fail to Stop to Evade Police

1 x No Authority to Drive 


Where vehicle was located.  

Where vehicle was located.