Police helicopter assists in car accident after driver fled the scene

On Friday night, September 26, Police responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Petchell St and Levy Street in Rangeway.

It is alleged that the vehicle lost control whilst negotiating the intersection and struck wooden bollards before proceeding to strike a power pole, causing power lines to fall to the ground. 

The driver fled the scene. Police closed the area down due to the hazard of power lines down and with the assistance of Pol Air, apprehended the offender a short time later who was located hiding a short distance away. 

The 19-year-old male from Greenough was charged with driving in excess of .08, reckless driving and no authority to drive. He will appear before the Geraldton Magistrates Court on 16 October 2014.