Driver on drugs flees Police then sets car on fire

A 49 year old male has faced multiple charges after fleeing Police last Wednesday. 

Police say that early Wednesday morning (3/6/15), around 2:45am, they observed a silver Ford Falcon ute on Hill Street in Geraldton. After attempting to conduct a vehicle stop, the driver heavily accelerated away. 

Police say that the driver drove a short distance then set the vehicle on fire before fleeing on foot. 

While running, Police say they observed the man throw a plastic bag over the fence, which was later found to contain 10 grams of a crystal substance believed to be meth. 

The 49 year old male was subsequently arrested where he was subjected to a roadside oral drug test. Police allege that the test provided a positive result to an illicit substance.

The male driver was charged with the following offences;

1 x Driver of Vehicle Failed to Comply with a Direction to Stop
1 x Used an Unlicensed Vehicle on a Road
1 x Unauthorised Driving by Learner Driver
1 x Reckless Driving
1 x Possession of a Prohibited Drug with Intent to Sell or Supply
1 x Fail to Comply Requirement Provision Oral Fluid / Blood Sample Testing / Analysis